Monday, April 30, 2018

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Words That Make Sounds

Hello and welcome to, sadly, the last blog post in the Blogging from A to Z Blogging Challenge. What? I feel like a little kid who'd respond with "Say it ain't so." Alas, the feeling is bittersweet knowing it's the final post in 2018 for this fun, but daunting challenge. 

I shared my favorite and fascinating words using the letters of the alphabet as the prompts. Yes, I'm a Word Nerd and proud of it. I could only choose 26 because that's all the letters in our English alphabet.

 I learned on Sandy Carlson's blog there is no W in the Spanish alphabet. In fact, I learned a lot of interesting bits this month when visiting fellow bloggers. And I met many talented, creative folks too.

So, ta-dah! Drum Roll Please---Here is the final blog post, and it has to be a Z word. Read on to find out what it is. Thank you.
1.    a whizzing or buzzing sound.
"there's a nasty zizz from the engine"
a short sleep.
"Philip's having a zizz"
Google dictionary

Thanks to Blogger/Author Chrys Fey for sharing this Z word on her blog. In fact, she has a whole list of Z words. Click here in case you’re stumped on the letter Z for your blog post.

When writing a story/novel/poem, a story is much richer if you include the five senses in the writing—see, hear, taste, touch, smell. Hearing is a difficult sense to convey through writing. So I love to use words that make a sound when you read them e.g. sizzle, rattle, buzz, jingle. 

Zizz is a word that makes a noise. Say it out loud. It’s even more effective when the z sounds are released through your teeth into the air. Try it.
A man napping
The definition for a short sleep reminds me of cartoons with a bubble over the character's head, and all it has in it is “ZZZZZ", so we know the fellow is sound asleep. 

What words can you think of that make a sound? Share them in the comment section below. Thank you.

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for the #AtoZchallenge 2018.

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It's been my pleasure to share words with you this month. Thank you for visiting!
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Juneta key said...

I liked the Britsh use best, lol.

J.Q. Rose said...

Me too, Juneta. Thanks so much for stopping by during this challenge. Really appreciate your dedication.

JEN Garrett said...

Ha! Great minds think alike. But you had one up on me - I didn't know about the word zizz. What an amazing word! From one word nerd to another, well done!

J.Q. Rose said...

Thank you, JEN. But I can't take much credit for thinking up zizz. I used Chrys Fey's word list! Hmmm I wonder if there is a Word Nerd Club so we could all get together and come up with more fascinating words. Might be a nerdy club. LOL Thank you for stopping by.

Jacqui said...

I love amazing words. One of my favorite books is the Dictionary of Difficult Words. Nice Z word.

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