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    OT: Word Request

    I'm writing a novel and I need a word that means: a small, trivial piece of classical music. I'm thinking an 'amusement' but I don't think that's quite the right word.

    Any ideas? It's not the kind of thing a thesaurus helps with.

    Many thanks!

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    Re: OT: Word Request

    Bagatelle?

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    Re: OT: Word Request

    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    Bagatelle?
    No, I'm looking for a non-musical word (ironically enough). Like fantasy, amusement...I don't know. I'm autistic, so it's possible the word doesn't even exist.

    But I think it does.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: OT: Word Request

    Maybe this site will be of help to you:

    Synonym


    ~Yudit~

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    Re: OT: Word Request

    Perhaps fantasia?

    How are you planning on using the word in the novel? Can you give an example sentence?
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: OT: Word Request

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHannifin View Post
    Perhaps fantasia?

    How are you planning on using the word in the novel? Can you give an example sentence?
    Great idea: "...turning on the radio, both of us listened to a snippet of Mozart-like music, a Genesis fantasy called ‘Horizon’s’."
    Except I don't want to use the word fantasy...I'm thinking 'miniature' or something like it...obviously it won't kill me if I don't get it. But it would be nice.

    Maybe I should post on a 'novels' forum...I thought you guys would have the word at the tip of your tongue...perhaps not.

    In any case...thanks!

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    Re: OT: Word Request

    Quote Originally Posted by imagegod View Post
    Great idea: "...turning on the radio, both of us listened to a snippet of Mozart-like music, a Genesis fantasy called ‘Horizon’s’."
    Except I don't want to use the word fantasy...I'm thinking 'miniature' or something like it...obviously it won't kill me if I don't get it. But it would be nice.

    Maybe I should post on a 'novels' forum...I thought you guys would have the word at the tip of your tongue...perhaps not.

    In any case...thanks!
    Gem, makes a nice alliteration too.

    Raymond

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    Re: OT: Word Request

    Try "trifle".
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: OT: Word Request

    Potpourri or perhaps bricolage.

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    Re: OT: Word Request

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander View Post
    Try "trifle".
    Cool...I think that's what I was looking for.

    All bets off...we have a winner folks!

    Many, many thanks from your speech-deficit musical savant!

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