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A.Word.A.Day--scrannel

Pronunciation Sound Clip

This week's theme: archaic words.

scrannel (SKRAN-l) adjective

1. Thin.

2. Unmelodious.

[Of unknown origin.]

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Though played with impressive skill and intense determination by Dorothy Stone, the often scrannel sounds irritated more than they fascinated." Terry McQuilkin; Pacific Festival Opens at Cal State LA; Los Angeles Times; Jun 24, 1989.

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