Tuesday’s Word

Frenetic
adjective
done very fast and with a lot of energy, often by someone who is in a hurry

When describing a fast heartbeat in my writing this week, I debated between this word and frantic.  They mean different things, with frenetic being more consistent with the feeling I was going for, but I ended up choosing frantic because it made the sentence feel faster and more harried.  Anyone else find themselves being picky about words not just for meaning but for how they sound in the sentence?

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1 Response to Tuesday’s Word

  1. Amy Raby says:

    I do that too! I think the “mouth feel” of a word and the way it fits into a sentence (how it affects the rhythm and the pacing) are important considerations in choosing which word to use.

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