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foretell

  • verb foreshadow or presage
    herald; announce; harbinger; annunciate.
  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    predict; anticipate; forebode; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election

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hummable

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linger

  • verb remain present although waning or gradually dying
    • Her perfume lingered on
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; lollygag; lurk; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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chantlike

  • adjective satellite uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting
    intoned; singsong.
    • their chantlike intoned prayers
    • a singsong manner of speaking

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saxophone

  • noun a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore
    sax.

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songlike

  • adjective satellite having a melody (as distinguished from recitative)
    ariose.

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maker

  • noun a person who makes things
    shaper.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Divine; Godhead.

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venomed

  • adjective satellite full of malice or hate
    • venomed remarks

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notate

  • verb put into notation, as of music or choreography; in the old days, the steps had to be memorized"
    • Nowadays, you can notate an entire ballet

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unchained

  • adjective satellite not bound by shackles and chains
    unshackled; untied; unfettered.
  • verb remove the chains from
    unchain.

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singable

  • adjective satellite suitable for singing
    • singable melody is the essence of music"- Winthrop Sargeant

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petersen

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plainchant

  • noun a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
    Gregorian chant; plainsong.

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carlson

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lilting

  • adjective satellite characterized by a buoyant rhythm
    swingy; tripping; swinging.
    • an easy lilting stride
    • the flute broke into a light lilting air
    • a swinging pace
    • a graceful swingy walk
    • a tripping singing measure
  • verb articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way
    lilt.

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resound

  • verb ring or echo with sound
    reverberate; ring; echo.
    • the hall resounded with laughter
  • verb emit a noise
    make noise; noise.

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unplayed

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sax

  • noun a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore
    saxophone.
  • noun a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)
    Adolphe Sax.

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cantabile

  • adjective satellite smooth and flowing
    singing.

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soar

  • noun the act of rising upward into the air
    zoom.
  • verb rise rapidly
    soar up; surge; zoom; soar upwards.
    • the dollar soared against the yen

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warble

  • noun a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly
  • verb sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
    quaver; trill.

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tuneless

  • adjective not having a musical sound or pleasing tune
    untuneful; unmelodious.

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saxophone

  • noun a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore
    sax.

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songful

  • adjective satellite richly melodious
    canorous.

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waft

  • noun a long flag; often tapering
    pennon; streamer; pennant.
  • verb be driven or carried along, as by the air
    • Sounds wafted into the room

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plainsong

  • noun a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
    plainchant; Gregorian chant.

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lounge

  • noun an upholstered seat for more than one person
    sofa; couch.
  • noun a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
    waiting room; waiting area.

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chorale

  • noun a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
    choral.

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ascend

  • verb travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
    go up.
    • go up a ladder
    • The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope
  • verb go back in order of genealogical succession
    • Inheritance may not ascend linearly

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spheral

Of or pertaining to a sphere or the spheres.

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unfold

  • verb develop or come to a promising stage
    blossom; blossom out; blossom forth.
    • Youth blossomed into maturity
  • verb open to the view
    • A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings

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bluesy

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waft

  • noun a long flag; often tapering
    pennon; streamer; pennant.
  • verb be driven or carried along, as by the air
    • Sounds wafted into the room

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syncopated

  • adjective satellite stressing a normally weak beat
  • verb omit a sound or letter in a word
    syncopate.
    • syncopate a word

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yearningly

  • adverb in a yearning manner
    longingly.
    • he spent the rest of the act gazing longingly over my right shoulder at the illuminated word `Exit'

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catchy

  • adjective satellite having concealed difficulty
    tricky.
    • a catchy question
    • a tricky recipe to follow
  • adjective satellite likely to attract attention
    attention-getting.
    • a catchy title for a movie

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waft

  • noun a long flag; often tapering
    pennon; streamer; pennant.
  • verb be driven or carried along, as by the air
    • Sounds wafted into the room

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plangent

  • adjective satellite loud and resounding
    • plangent bells
    • the plangent minority

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harmonization

  • noun a piece of harmonized music
    harmonisation.
  • noun singing in harmony
    harmonisation.

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mozartian

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Mozartean.

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ranch

  • noun farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
    spread; cattle farm; cattle ranch.
  • verb manage or run a ranch
    • Her husband is ranching in Arizona

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monophonic

  • adjective satellite designating sound transmission or recording or reproduction over a single channel
    mono; single-channel.
  • adjective consisting of a single melodic line

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skip

  • noun a gait in which steps and hops alternate
  • noun a mistake resulting from neglect
    omission.

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vocalic

  • adjective being or containing or characterized by vowels
    • vocalic sounds
    • the Gaelic language being uncommonly vocalic"- Walter Scott
  • adjective relating to or associated with or containing a vowel
    • vocalic segments
    • the vocalic ablaut

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modulate

  • verb change the key of, in music
    • modulate the melody
  • verb vary the pitch of one's speech
    inflect; tone.

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chasidic

  • adjective of or relating to the Jewish Hasidim or its members or their beliefs and practices
    Hasidic; Hassidic; Chassidic.

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descend

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    go down; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    derive; come.
    • She was descended from an old Italian noble family
    • he comes from humble origins

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diatonic

  • adjective based on the standard major or minor scales consisting of 5 tones and 2 semitones without modulation by accidentals
  • adjective satellite based on or using the five tones and two semitones of the major or minor scales of western music

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sing

  • verb deliver by singing
    • Sing Christmas carols
  • verb produce tones with the voice
    • She was singing while she was cooking
    • My brother sings very well

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mozartean

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Mozartian.

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harmonized

  • adjective satellite involving or characterized by harmony
    harmonised; consonant; harmonical; harmonic.
  • verb go together
    accord; fit in; concord; consort; harmonise; harmonize; agree.
    • The colors don't harmonize
    • Their ideas concorded

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nidre

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undulate

  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; ruffle; cockle.
  • verb occur in soft rounded shapes
    roll.
    • The hills rolled past

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tuneful

  • adjective having a musical sound; especially a pleasing tune
    melodious.

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reappear

  • verb appear again
    re-emerge.
    • The sores reappeared on her body
    • Her husband reappeared after having left her years ago

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dulcet

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasant in a gentle way
    • the most dulcet swimming on the most beautiful and remote beaches
  • adjective satellite pleasing to the ear
    sweet; mellifluous; mellisonant; honeyed.
    • the dulcet tones of the cello

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hum

  • noun the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
    busyness.
    • they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers
    • there is a constant hum of military preparation
  • noun an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
    Al Faran; Harkat ul-Mujahedeen; HUA; Harkat-ul-Mujahidin; Harkat ul-Ansar; Movement of Holy Warriors.

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witching

  • noun the use or practice of witchcraft
  • verb cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    bewitch; hex; glamour; witch; enchant; jinx.

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harmonically

  • adverb with respect to harmony
    • harmonically interesting piece

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float

  • noun the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • noun the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

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divine

  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Maker; Godhead.
  • noun a clergyman or other person in religious orders
    cleric; ecclesiastic; churchman.

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alternate

  • noun someone who takes the place of another person
    replacement; surrogate.
  • verb go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    jump.

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haunting

  • adjective satellite continually recurring to the mind
    persistent.
    • haunting memories
    • the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy
  • verb follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
    stalk; haunt.
    • her ex-boyfriend stalked her
    • the ghost of her mother haunted her

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float

  • noun the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • noun the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

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monodic

  • adjective satellite having a single vocal part
    monodical.

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giggle

  • noun a foolish or nervous laugh
  • verb laugh nervously
    titter.
    • The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom

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legato

  • adjective (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected
    smooth.
    • a legato passage
  • adverb connecting the notes; in music
    • play this legato, please

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complete

  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    finish.
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours
  • verb bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
    • A child would complete the family

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enrapture

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enchant; transport.

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transposed

  • adjective satellite turned about in order or relation
    reversed; converse.
    • transposed letters
  • verb change the order or arrangement of
    commute; transpose; permute.
    • Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word

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atonal

  • adjective characterized by avoidance of traditional western tonality
    unkeyed.

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recur

  • verb happen or occur again
    repeat.
    • This is a recurring story
  • verb return in thought or speech to something
    go back.

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folkish

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maker

  • noun a person who makes things
    shaper.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Divine; Godhead.

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preexistent

  • adjective satellite existing previously or before something
    pre-existent; preexisting; pre-existing.
    • variations on pre-existent musical themes

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inebriate

  • noun a chronic drinker
    drunk; sot; wino; drunkard; rummy.
  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; exalt; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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brisk

  • verb become brisk
    brisk up; brisken.
    • business brisked up
  • adjective satellite quick and energetic
    zippy; spanking; alert; snappy; lively; merry; rattling.
    • a brisk walk in the park
    • a lively gait
    • a merry chase
    • traveling at a rattling rate
    • a snappy pace
    • a spanking breeze

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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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mixolydian

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hover

  • verb be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    vacillate; vibrate; oscillate.
    • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
  • verb move to and fro
    linger.
    • The shy student lingered in the corner

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wordless

  • adjective satellite expressed without speech
    unspoken; tongueless; mute.
    • a mute appeal
    • a silent curse
    • best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson
    • the words stopped at her lips unsounded
    • unspoken grief
    • choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe

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leap

  • noun a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    spring; leaping; bounce; bound; saltation.
  • noun an abrupt transition
    jump; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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entrancing

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; bewitching; enthralling; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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lull

  • noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
    letup.
    • there was never a letup in the noise
  • noun a period of calm weather
    quiet.
    • there was a lull in the storm

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climb

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; raise; rise; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    climbing; mounting.

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strings

  • noun the section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments
    string section.
  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine; string.

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soulful

  • adjective satellite full of or expressing deep emotion
    • soulful eyes
    • soulful music

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instrument

  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    tool.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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singsong

  • noun a regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
  • noun informal group singing of popular songs
    singalong.

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repeat

  • noun an event that repeats
    repetition.
    • the events today were a repeat of yesterday's
  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; ingeminate; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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beethovenian

  • adjective of or relating to Ludwig van Beethoven or his music

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drift

  • noun a force that moves something along
    impetus; impulsion.
  • noun the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)

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played

  • adjective (of games) engaged in
    • the loosely played game
  • verb participate in games or sport
    play.
    • We played hockey all afternoon
    • play cards
    • Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches

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gregorian

Pertaining to, or originated by, some person named Gregory, especially one of the popes of that name.

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sweet

  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Henry Sweet.
  • noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
    dessert; afters.

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bouncy

  • adjective satellite elastic; rebounds readily
    resilient; springy; live; lively.
    • clean bouncy hair
    • a lively tennis ball
    • as resilient as seasoned hickory
    • springy turf
  • adjective satellite marked by lively action
    spirited; bouncing; peppy; zippy.
    • a bouncing gait
    • bouncy tunes
    • the peppy and interesting talk
    • a spirited dance

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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fluty

Soft and clear in tone, like a flute.

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punctuate

  • verb insert punctuation marks into
    mark.
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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disjunct

  • adjective progressing melodically by intervals larger than a major second
  • adjective satellite having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects

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oscillate

  • verb be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    hover; vacillate; vibrate.
    • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
  • verb move or swing from side to side regularly
    vibrate.
    • the needle on the meter was oscillating

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oboe

  • noun a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece
    hautboy; hautbois.

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web

  • noun an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving
    • the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn
  • noun an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
    entanglement.

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languorous

  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    dreamy; languid; lackadaisical.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon

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resound

  • verb ring or echo with sound
    reverberate; ring; echo.
    • the hall resounded with laughter
  • verb emit a noise
    make noise; noise.

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arioso

  • noun (music) a short recitative that is melodic but is not an aria

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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chassidic

  • adjective of or relating to the Jewish Hasidim or its members or their beliefs and practices
    Hasidic; Chasidic; Hassidic.

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swelled

  • adjective satellite feeling self-importance
    big; vainglorious.
    • too big for his britches
    • had a swelled head
    • he was swelled with pride
  • verb increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
    swell.
    • The music swelled to a crescendo

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stringless

Having no strings.
His tongue is now a stringless instrument. Shak.

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soar

  • noun the act of rising upward into the air
    zoom.
  • verb rise rapidly
    soar up; surge; zoom; soar upwards.
    • the dollar soared against the yen

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chanted

  • adjective satellite sung or uttered rhythmically in a monotone
    • a chanted psalm
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    chant; cantillate; intonate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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mellifluous

  • adjective satellite pleasing to the ear
    sweet; mellisonant; honeyed; dulcet.
    • the dulcet tones of the cello

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reminiscent

  • adjective satellite serving to bring to mind
    remindful; evocative; redolent; resonant.
    • cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson
    • a campaign redolent of machine politics

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