Today we will learn more about ‘blending words’.
You can review the first lesson here englishtips4u.com/2012/06/27/engclass-blending-words/
You can review the second lesson here englishtips4u.com/2018/06/17/engclass-blending-words-2/
You can review the third lesson here englishtips4u.com/2018/07/01/engclass-blending-words-3/
You can review the fourth lesson here englishtips4u.com/2018/08/15/engclass-blending-words-4/
Here are some examples of blending words:
- Cinedigm (cinema + paradigm).
Meaning: a new paradigm in cinema.
E.g. “The musical poetry become a cinedigm in recent years.”
- Cosplay (costume + play).
Meaning: dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character.
E.g. “The most popular cosplay theme is anime character.”
- Docudrama (documentary + drama).
Meaning: a dramatized television movie based on real events.
E.g. “They are making a docudrama about the controversial court case.”
- Knowledge base (knowledge + database).
Meaning: a database used for knowledge sharing and management.
E.g. “Building a knowledge base system becomes one of the key point in the study.”
- Imagineering (imagination + engineering).
Meaning: the implementation of creative ideas in practical form.
E.g. “This imagineering can probably attract the attention of the crowd.”
- Ginormous (gigantic + enormous).
Meaning: extremely large.
E.g. “Our orders came in two ginormous boxes.”