TagDouble-Tongued Dictionary

astrobioethics

astrobioethics  n.— «Say hello to astrobioethics, a branch of ethics involving the implications of life science in space.» —“Be the Parent of a Brand-New Word: Astrobioethics” by Brandom Keim Wired Science Aug. 5...

heritage artist

heritage artist  n.— «The revival of ABBAmania again points to the power of visual media rather than radio to fuel a new generation’s discovery of what the industry politely calls heritage artists, which translates as singer-songwriters of...

chop-up

chop-up  n.— «Mr. Albarn brought them as well into the revue, or the “chop-up,” as he called it—a Nigerian term for a feast.» —“Street Energy in a Festive Ruckus of African Grooves and Western Pop” by Ben Ratliff New...

doughnuting

doughnuting  n.— «It accuses local authorities of defacing once beautiful towns with swathes of characterless new homes and retail parks, with no pubs, shops or sense of community. The process is known as “doughnuting”—named after the ring...

synthistrator

synthistrator
 n.— «Synthistrator. An orchestrator who creates a synthesized mock-up recording.» —“SMPTE what?” by D.R. Stewart Variety July 10, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

take under

take under  n.— «The rumor turned out to be wrong, as rumors often do. But this one even had an exact price: Lehman would be sold for $15 a share, traders buzzed all afternoon, in what would amount to a “take under”—Wall Street parlance...