Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Wordy Wednesday!


This weeks Wordy Wednesday word is;

Crepitate


- To crackle
- To make a crackling sound
- Crackling/Crackle
- Also to experience or produce a grating sound or sensation (such as fractured bones moving against each other)

Crepitate come from the Latin word crepitatus, which means to rustle or chatter. The word would have entered our language sometime around the 17th century.

'The cold night was alive. All around him the wind whispered through the leaves and the darkness seemed to crepitate with unspoken tension and possibility.' 

Can you use this word in a short piece of prose, flash fiction or poetry?
Comment it below and share the creativity!

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