Word of the Day : February 3, 2018
tucket \TUCK-ut\ noun
: a fanfare on a trumpet
Did You Know?
Tucket can be found most notably in the stage directions of several of William Shakespeare's plays. In King Lear, for example, a tucket sounds to alert the Earl of Gloucester of the arrival of the Duke of Cornwall (Act II, Scene i). The word tucket likely derives from the obsolete English verb tuk, meaning "to beat the drum" or "to sound the trumpet." These days, the word fanfare itself refers to a sounding of trumpets made, for example, in celebration or to alert one of another's arrival. The presence of fanfare might be the reason that tucket is rarely used in contemporary English.
Learn a new word every day, delivered to your inbox!
Test Your Vocabulary Words of Snow and Ice Quiz Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice? pince-nez duvet spindrift kittly-benders Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words? TAKE THE QUIZ Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way. TAKE THE QUIZ
Aired February 3, 2018
- Recommended Recommended
- History & In Progress History
- Browse Library
- Most Popular Library
Get Personalized Recommendations
Let us help you figure out what to learn! By taking a short interview you’ll be able to specify your learning interests and goals, so we can recommend the perfect courses and lessons to try next.Start Interview
You don't have any lessons in your history.
Just find something that looks interesting and start learning!