Brooch [Noun.]


  1. A piece of women’s ornamental jewellery having a pin allowing it to be fixed to garments worn on the upper body. Variant of broach.
  2. A painting all of one colour, such as a sepia painting.

‘This phonetic labyrinth
Gives moss, gross, brook, brooch, ninth, plinth.’
– Gerard Nolst Trenité, The Chaos

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2 thoughts on “Brooch [Noun.]

  1. Actually, in Old English, the “ch” sound has been used as a “k” sound, to the extent that “kirk” and “church” both mean a religious place of worship. A similar relationship, I suspect, held over from times when men wore a single shirt-like garment, seen today as “shirt” and “skirt”>

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