logodaedaly


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logodaedaly

(ˌlɒɡəʊˈdiːdəlɪ)
n
(Linguistics) rare the cunning or skilful use of words
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logodaedaly

Rare. a cunning with words; verbal legerdemain. Also logodaedalus.
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Logodaedaly is filled with odd reflections and odder usage for words unheard of by even the most educated in English.
ErzA[c]bet Gilbert (author), Sherise Talbott (illustrator); LOGODAEDALY, OR, SLEIGHT OF WORDS; Wolverine Farm Publishing (Nonfiction: Reference) $18.95 ISBN: 9780982337295
Logodaedaly would make a welcome gift to anyone interested in the English language, from linguists to librarians.
My motive is more frivolous--an urge to play logodaedaly just for fun, cavalierly ignoring my vast ignorance of existing words.
The book, from dictionary publishers Oxford University Press, is the third from McKean on her pet subject of logodaedaly - or wordplay - because examples keep getting discovered.