Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday Word: Halcyon

hal·cy·on \ˈhal-sē-ən

a bird identified with the kingfisher and held in ancient legend to nest at sea about the time of the winter solstice and to calm the waves during incubation

very happy and successful

Love words with more than on definition, and these are so very different! I am going to use the adjective.

While reading Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman", I smiled at the use of halcyon. Not a very common word, it is easily worked into a sentence, and will make others lift impressed eyebrows.

There are a few weeks of halcyon weather between a Deep South spring and summer.

The halcyon water was calming after a hard day.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm I never really knew what that word meant.
    There is a yarn store in Maine called - Halcyon Yarns, I wonder if they meant the bird or successful?

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