A Word A Day : Postprandial

Sunday, 11th November 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Adjective )

Pronunciation : post-prándee-el

1. occurring after a meal, especially an evening meal ( formal or humorous )


Postprandial is from post- + prandial - from Latin prandium - a late breakfast or lunch



Contextual Example:

• Take a postprandial walk through the woods.

• He read old almanacs at the book-stalls on the quays, and he began to frequent another cafe, where more newspapers were taken and his postprandial demitasse cost him a penny extra.

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