Subtle shade of meaning…

Nuance… is an interesting word that is especially important for us who are trying to write….and if you want to learn more, here is an interesting example in the seriouslywrite.blogspot.hr:

Do you consider the nuance behind the words you use? Or even the phrases? For the sake of communication and clarity, this is such a key element in our writing.

“Nuance,” in the context of words, refers to shades of meaning. For example, do you want to use the word “truly” or “really”? “Really” implies “very,” so if you said “really sunny weather” you might mean “very sunny weather.” “Truly” implies “honestly.” So, if you said “truly sunny weather” you probably mean “the sun is actually, literally shining.” See the difference? Which one do you mean to say?

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