The obscure word of the week is salicional

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThere are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is salicional.

This is a specific tone colour (‘stop’) on a pipe organ with a softer, ‘willowy’ sound. From 19th century German salix (‘willow’).

Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word. Go on. You know you want to…

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One thought on “The obscure word of the week is salicional

  1. First, I was amused to see the word because I actually knew the definition prior to reading your post from my music degree days! Very few of Bach’s preludes and fugues for organ use a salicional stop.

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