Monday, January 09, 2017

Word of the day: twee

The word of the day is twee:

  1. affectedly dainty or quaint
905, from childish pronunciation of sweet.


"Whenever the show threatened to get twee, it veered toward spooky grandeur: an assault on Akhnaten's temple is headed by a Grand Guignol general wearing a top hat capped by a skull."

 - Alex Ross, "Pyramids and Wikileaks: Modern opera thrives in Los Angeles", 12 December 2016 The New Yorker (

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