This week’s obscure English word is scumbling.
It’s a wonderful sounding word, isn’t it. All kinds of potential for scurrilous onomatopaea – maybe. Actually, it has a fairly ordinary meaning, if it a bit technical. It’s an art term and means to alter the image, either by adding a thin layer of opaque or patchy paint to alter the contrasts, or to change a drawing by adding charcoal or pencil to soften it. That’s scumbling. And what a great word. Has a kind of ring to it.
Your challenge: make up a sentence using this word, in the comments.
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