Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Word "Serendipity"

Since this is a blog about language, here is one of my favorite words, "Serendipity", which I mentioned last time.

Word: serendipity

Sylables: ser•en•dip•i•ty

Part of Speech: This is a noun. It can also be turned into an adjective: serendipitous.  Can it be used as an adverb, "serendipitously"?  I don't see why not.

Meaning: An unplanned, fortunate event or discovery.  Something that happens by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

Example: Finding an empty parking place right by the front door was a bit of serendipity and meeting you here was also serendipitous.  Plus the speaker's advice addresses both our problems most serendipitously!

Sounds per Phonetic Alphabet: /ˌserənˈdipədē/
Pronounced slowly, sound by sound, the word is ser-en-DI-pi-ty.  
However the last part is generally said fast, all at once, like “dippity”. "Ser-En-Dipity"

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