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Word Wednesday: Vellichor

"Meredith saw a bookshop on the corner and just walking past it filled her with a sense of vellichor."

On this weeks Word Wednesday, Lindsay has presented the word "Vellichor"

Vellichor

noun

The wistfulness of a second-hand bookshop.


An invented word. From John Koenig’s wonderfully named site 'The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.' It was picked up by Twitter subscribers in August 2013. John Koenig wrote of his creation that it meant: the strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time”


Meredith saw a bookshop on the corner and just walking past it filled her with a sense of vellichor.


https://www.collinsdictionary.com/submission/17721/vellichor

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