Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday My reading has slowed down, now that we’re officially back in school. So I offer only two words today. Find more and/or add your own at Kathy’s site.

1. tableau
(n) [TAB-loh]

Definition—a group of people attractively arranged (as if in a painting)

Usage“Thirty-five years later, I was striking a pristine tableau...an elegant bride, a tuxedo-clad father, the strains of a pipe organ, a church filled with people we loved.”
~ She Still Calls Me Daddy

2. chancel
(n) [CHAN-sel]

Definition—the part of a church containing the altar and choir

Usage“You and I have stood in the chancel, holding our daughter’s hand. But it wasn’t only a ceremony we were waiting for; it was a whole new life.”
~ She Still Calls Me Daddy

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I've heard the word tableau plenty of times, but I couldn't define it when I saw you had it listed. What a great word! Thanks for participating!

carolsnotebook said...

Good words. I knew them both but couldn't necessarily have defined them, you know?

Ann-Kat (Today, I Read...) said...

Oddly enough, I learned tableau when I was studying French (it means writing board or blackboard) so never learned the English definition for the word until now. :D

And chancel, that's one I've never seen before (that I can easily recollect). Cool beans.

Lisa said...

Those are good words - the sort of words that sound familiar but people can't really define.

My words are here.

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