Friday, March 03, 2017

Word of the day: exordium

The word of the day is exordium:

  1. the beginning of anything.
  2. the introductory part of an oration, treatise, etc.

"There was something charmingly cordial and engaging in the manner in which after saying 'Now, Handel,' as if it were the grave beginning of a portentous business exordium, he had suddenly given up that tone, stretched out his honest hand, and spoken like a schoolboy."

 - Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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