jabberwocky

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[ UK /d‍ʒˈæbəwˌɒki/ ]
NOUN
  1. nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll)
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How To Use jabberwocky In A Sentence

  • What sounds meaningful reads like jabberwocky.
  • This is jabberwocky food: rootless, borderless, motherless, in-the-style-of food. Times, Sunday Times
  • Penelope describes what this means and the agony and pleasure of streams of jabberwocky issuing forth from a man of words.
  • Max Abelson and Michael McDonald of Bloomberg News debunked her "untarnished" track record and Spaceballs-worthy jabberwocky: The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • For one thing, the virus is spread through words, resulting in the kind of jabberwocky that makes experimental ninth-grade creative writing classes sound like The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Quelle Horreur! Summer Fright Flicks are DOA
  • If you the sleeplessly cartwheel as it is, you viscacha, in my retinal, an numbfish to miscreant the observingly sheldrake foraminifera steinbeck. tensity ellipsoidal, disobediently kubrick, from cold aegilops ballroom to hoist, to streptokinase, to dextrality with jabberwocky fibrin and guardant cliquishness. Rational Review
  • Herrera's portmanteau style and ludic impulse constitute a form of visual jabberwocky, in which the familiar is confidently manipulated and destabilized.
  • Lewis Carroll used the term portmanteau to describe a neologism with “two meanings packed up into one word”; his nonsense verse Jabberwocky (pictured) is full of them. June « 2008 « Sentence first
  • Yes, this musical "jabberwocky" sounded like a work from twenty years ago. Sequenza21/
  • He nominated these two guys -- if I may call them that -- he nominated these two guys after the deadline so he has to wait until 2004 and I just think we're in some kind of jabberwocky world where you nominate some one who declares a war for the Peace Prize. CNN Transcript May 8, 2003
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