Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy aka Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.
Today I have some words from Vanishedby Sheela Chari:
Veena: "a stringed instrument from India... dating back to the eleventh century. It's made from jackwood, and played by plucking the strings" (pg. 6)
Berimbau: a single-string percussion instrument, a musical bow, from Brazil
"Last week when Ms. Reese announced the Instruments Around the World unit, a bunch of kids raised their hand to bring instruments no one had seen before: a Chinese dulcimer, a Brazilian berimbau, even a set of Caribbean steel drums" (pg. 7).
Wyvern: a legendary winged reptilian creature with a dragon's head, wings and often two legs or sometimes none, and a barbed tail
"The man nodded, filling the kettle with water and setting it on the stove top. Then he said something she didn't understand. 'It's a wyvern.' Before she could ask what he meant, he asked, 'So, do you have a name?'" (pg. 22).
*All definitions are from Wikipedia.com, unless otherwise indicated.