A Word A Day : Palpitate
Thursday, 16th August 2007 : Today's Word is...
( Verb )
Pronunciation : (pal'pi-tat')
1. To move with a slight tremulous motion
2. To beat with excessive rapidity
3. To make rhythmic contractions, sounds or movements
4. To beat at a rapid pace, like heart
Latin palpitāre, palpitāt-, frequentative of palpāre, to touch gently
1. Be still
3. Pleasant sounds
4. Neutral sounds
• The little school world of Wareham palpitates
with excitement when it sees the senior and the junior editors of The Pilot walking together.
• Her violent feelings palpitated
the young woman's heart.
• Did you feel your heart palpitate
before going on stage?
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