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2008-09-18 12:00:19

By MAUREEN COLEMAN Two works of different styles and from different centuries will be staged to mark the 25th anniversary of Castleward Opera next year. For its milestone season of making music on the shores of Strangford Lough, the organisers have opted for two productions which continue the tradition of excellence that has become the hallmark of Castleward. The main offering in the 2009 season will be Johann Strauss's magical operetta, Die Fledermaus, the Bat. This is a hilarious...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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