[dil-i-tahnt, dil-i-tahnt, -tahn-tey, -tan-tee] 

1. a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, especially in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler.

2. a lover of an art or science, especially of a fine art.


3. of or relating to dilettantes.

1725-1735; Dilettante comes from the present participle of Italian delittare, “to delight,” from Latin delectare, “to delight,” frequentative of delicere, “to allure,” from de- + lacere, “to entice.”

“His writings, which began as a schoolboy’s jottings for the amusement of classmates, continued into adulthood, although he describes his youthful work as the musings of a dilettante.”
- David Gonzalez, New York Times

10 beautiful Italian words
  1. scrosciare (vb.): the action of rain pouring down heavily or of waves hitting rocks and cliffs
  2. meriggiare (vb.): to rest at noon, more likely in a shady spot outdoors
  3. lapidoso (adj.): full of stones, said of roads or of the bottom of a river.
  4. innaffiare (vb.): to water something, especially a garden, a plant, a flower, etc
  5. cruore (n.): it literally means “flowing blood”
  6. nottivago (n.): of a person who wanders at night; night-roamer
  7. terrifico (adj.): of something or someone that terrifies, that provokes terror
  8. ansare (vb.): to hardly breathe, to be out of breath
  9. nequizia (n.): wickedness, evilness, iniquity or evil action
  10. morituro (adj.): of someone who is next or destined to die
the ocean
can calm itself,
so can you.
are both
salt water
mixed with
—  Nayyirah Waheed
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beautiful words🌙

amaranthine: from the greek words for immortal, unfading, and flower, this word describes the eternal beauty of a subject. it’s also a color that is portrayed as darker red-magenta.

mellifluous: meaning “flowing with honey” from the latin terms mel and fluere. this word characterizes sounds that are sweet, musical, or pleasant to hear.

chatoyant: from the french term to iridesce, like a cat’s eye, this word illustrates gemstones reflecting a band of light, or having a changing luster or color similar to the appearance of cats’ eyes.

caliginous: from latin caligin-, this word describes an atmosphere that is dark, misty, or somber. its first known use was in the mid 1500’s and reached the lowest modern peak of its use around the 1950’s.