Limn is one of those charming descriptive words that I run across rather often in my reading. I find sentences such as “the sun limned trees lined the curved road, beckoning me forward.” and “Her poetry was limned with a sense of fragile sadness and hope mingled inscrutably together.”. Alright, so I actually made those two examples of limn’s usage up, but they do come close to the truth. Limn is a simple, yet strong descriptive and one that I do want to use more.
There is poetry in limn, in each of it’s simple, perfect letters, and in it’s strong, beautiful definition. What do you think?
Namaste ~ Ella
** If there’s a word you’d like to see added to the Word Nerd roster, please feel free to drop me a line or suggest it in the comments – I love feedback and recommendations!