Word of the Day 14 December 2017 – Knismesis.


Welcome to a regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each day a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.

I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.

So, today’s word is: Knismesis.(Noun).

Pronounced: Niz-mee-sis..

Knismesis refers to the light, feather-like type of tickling. This type of tickling feels pleasurable but generally does not induce laughter. It may be accompanied by an itching or shivering sensation.

From the Greek knismos = tickling.

Eg 1: Sam’s dog Brutus was a fearsome looking animal but could be reduced to a state of complete surrender by a long knismesis of his tummy.



    • Hi Marilyn,

      I’m ok – just things are a little hectic with check-ups and appointments as well as doing Christmassy stuff. I’ve been taking a bit of time off from computing and getting out and about. Mum has had all of her scheduled scans and checks and has been given meds to lower her blood pressure to try to ensure the Aortic embulism does not get bigger – which would be very bad news if it does.

      Currently she is pretty good but has to take it easy for a time.

      Hope your weather is not too bad over there – ours is being weird, hot one day, winter-like storm the next – We had our December rainfall in 24 hours on Monday! 95 forecast for Christmas day – good job we have an airconditioner! 🙂

      Hope to catch up a bit later on – we should be having a quiet Christmas at home.

      Seasons greeetings to You and Garry and your families.



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