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2022-04-25 13:00 作者: 来源: 本站 浏览: 129 views Make a Comment 字号:

摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 25, 2022 is: hoary • \HOR-ee\  • adj...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 25, 2022 is:

hoary • \HOR-ee\  • adjective

Hoary means "so old or so familiar as to be dull" or "gray or white with or as if with age."

// The movie's plot was a hoary tale of revenge.

// The hoary marmot is a large burrowing rodent with gray fur.

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Examples:

"A brief hike … reveals long expanses of light gray sand, pounded by waves, backed by lofty coconut palms, hoary mangroves and wild forests…." — Jeff McMahon, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2022

Did you know?

Hoary is an Old English word that comes from hoar, which shares its meanings. Both words refer to anything that is old or that has the whitened look of age.



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