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  • adjective obsolete, rare Making the noise of waves.


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From the Italian undisono, from the Latin undisonus.


  • Knowing that there's a word - groak - for staring silently at someone while they eat, perhaps in the hope that they will give you some food, or that the word undisonant denotes the sound that waves make when crashing on the shore will gain you nothing except the joy of knowing it.

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  • BBC, 'The man who reads dictionaries': 'knowing that undisonant is the adjective to describe the sound of crashing waves and that apricity is the warmth of the winter sun brings these things more often to mind.'

    October 8, 2008

  • I love this statement: "And I think everything you find in a great book you would find in a great dictionary, except for the plot."


    John, didn't you interview Ammon Shea at some point? *rifling through old Errata posts*

    October 8, 2008