Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The harsh and startling sound produced when a clarinet is unskilfully blown or its reed is out of order.
“--- In English, this type of “canard”/“couac” is quite simply 'a wrong note '... with no duck involved!”
“--- “Faire un canard”, in music = faire une fausse note, un son discordant, = faire “un couac”!”
“The word "liberty" rolled like the bass-drum, "public interests" and "welfare of the State" clanged discordantly like the cymbals, and when the comedian spoke of his "patriotism" I almost heard the _couac_ of a clarionet.”
“I can't think of an English equivalent to “faire un canard” or “faire un couac”, (a bum note?”
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words found roaming the streets, now up for adoption. If no one adopts them, they may be put down.
Update: j/k, no, they will simply continue to populate the long, long tail of obsolet...
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