Words for Today: “Pullulate” and “Zither”

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pullulate- 

–verb (used without object), -lat·ed, -lat·ing.

1. to send forth sprouts, buds, etc.; germinate; sprout.

2. to breed, produce, or create rapidly.

3. to increase rapidly; multiply.

4. to exist abundantly; swarm; teem.

5. to be produced as offspring. 

Zither

–noun

a musical instrument, consisting of a flat sounding box with numerous strings stretched over it, that is placed on a horizontal surface and played with a plectrum and the fingertips. 

“pullulate.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 17 Aug. 2010. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pullulate>. 

“zither.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 17 Aug. 2010.

<Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/zither>.



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