Pronunciation /ˈɪndi/ adjective 1 (of a pop group, record label, or film company) not belonging or affiliated to a major record or film company. 1.1 Characteristic of the deliberately unpolished or uncommercialized style of small independent pop groups. noun 1 A small independent pop group, record label, or film company. 1.1 mass noun Indie music regarded as a genre.
Origin 1920s (first used with reference to film production): abbreviation of independent.
The artwork of the indie record release was considered unprofessional by many.
(excerpt from much larger list of definitions) … 1.1 usually flats – An area of low level ground, especially near water … 1.3 A shoe with a very low heel or no heel. …
Maggie meandered in her flats along the flats beside the river.
Author’s note: This blog is serving as something of an archive of Words of the Day. It wasn’t the first place where I contributed such words and illustrations. The “Internet Book Database of Fiction” http://ibdof.com/viewtopic.php?f=1793&t=1434
I was not the original word poster, but had been doing the posts there for a long time. Unfortunately, the server suffered some kind of software meltdown and from August 2020 until today, the forum was not accessible. This note is to celebrate that the forum is back and these words, beginning with today’s will be there.
Pronunciation /ˈtɔːtəs/ /ˈtɔːtɔɪz/ noun A slow-moving typically herbivorous land reptile of warm climates, enclosed in a scaly or leathery domed shell into which it can retract its head and thick legs.
Origin Late Middle English tortu, tortuce from Old French tortue and Spanish tortuga, both from medieval Latin tortuca, of uncertain origin. The current spelling dates from the mid 16th century.
Like a tortoise, some good work takes time to arrive. Poor work may also take its time.
Pronunciation /ˈkriːkɪŋ/ adjective 1 Making a harsh, high-pitched sound when being moved or when pressure or weight is applied. 2 Showing weakness or frailty under strain. noun mass noun Harsh, high-pitched noise made when something is being moved or when pressure or weight is applied to it.
My creaking knees Do not me please Louder than a door’s hinge After last night’s binge.
But aches beyond the head Cannot keep me in my bed For I must get to work instead, Though the prospect gives me dread.