Tuesday’s Word

Daguerreotype
noun
a photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vaporMy husband uses this word a lot.  I like the way it sounds.  I’m going to try to use it in my writing.

There was a small likeness of her smiling shyly with her hair braided to cover her ears. The likeness itself was amazing, but puzzling. It was like a daguerreotype, but this one had color. He had so bloody much to learn.–Cole, Kresley (2006-03-28). A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1) (Kindle Locations 628-629). Simon & Schuster, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

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About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, faeries...you name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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3 Responses to Tuesday’s Word

  1. Jennifer Lowery says:

    Had a hard time pronouncing this one, Jessi, lol! Thanks for teaching me something new 🙂

  2. Thanks for the definition. I’ve heard of this process but didn’t know the right word for it. How exactly is it pronounced?

    • Jessi Gage says:

      I don’t think I can paste the pronunciation here because of the formatted characters, but it’s basically da-GAIR-uh-type. Soemone correct me if I’m wrong…

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