Saturday, 11 August 2012

Entry: winelight (adj.)

In context: "He was missing this time in U.S.A. Boston MA of refilling the pond for the ducks' return, the willows greening, the winelight of a northern sunset curving gently in to land without explosion."

Definition: A neologism, similar in direction to onionlight.  Light suggesting the colour of wine, or perhaps the colour of light filtered through wine.  Even without reading the above context, winelight suggests red/dark far more than white/pale.


SNOOT score: 4 (I'm hesitant to score neologisms higher than a 1, but I really love this one.)
Page: 427

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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