chrestomathy chrestomathy

Definition(s):

  • (n) a selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language

Usage(s):

  1. A chrestomathy of cliches could be compiled from the book.
  2. The words that Congressmen speak in debate are duly entered in that chrestomathy of tedium, the Congressional Record, then laid aside to gather dust and oblivion.
  3. Today Tomfoolery, a chrestomathy of 28 Lehrer hits, seems about as audacious as a glass of eggnog.
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