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ⓘ Nonsense word




                                     

ⓘ Nonsense word

A nonsense word, unlike a sememe, may have no definition. Nonsense words can be classified depending on their orthographic and phonetic similarity with words. If it can be pronounced according to a languages phonotactics, it is a pseudoword. Nonsense words are used in literature for poetic or humorous effect. Proper names of real or fictional entities are sometimes nonsense words.

A stunt word is a nonsense word used for a special effect, or to attract attention, as part of a performance. Such words are a feature of the work of Dr. Seuss "Sometimes I am quite certain theres a Jertain in the curtain".

The ability to infer the hypothetical meaning of a nonsense word from context is used to test for brain damage.

                                     
  • fougasse, a type of explosive mine Forward observation officer Foo, a nonsense word used in the Smokey Stover comic strip Foo fighter, mysterious aerial
  • pictures of objects and heard nonsense words. Each nonsense word was paired with a particular object. There were 18 total word - referent pairs, and each participant
  • An unpaired word is one that, according to the usual rules of the language, would appear to have a related word but does not. Such words usually have
  • were not fully novels, or novelas in Spanish, Unamuno invented a nonsense word nivolas, to describe them. The term nivola appears for the first
  • Non - lexical vocables, which may be mixed with meaningful text, are a form of nonsense syllable used in a wide variety of music. Common English examples would
  • Guinness Enterprise Centre s Microsoft BizSpark cluster. Mugurdy is a nonsense word from Finnegans Wake. Mugurdy.com Site Info Alexa Internet. Retrieved
  • Book of Nonsense 1846 and a later work, More Nonsense Pictures, Rhymes, Botany, etc. 1872 Lear wrote 212 limericks, mostly considered nonsense literature
  • this use, one being the loose rhetorical sense and the other serious nonsense other writers connect these uses together insofar as they represent what

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