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    archness

    Hi

    I'm wondering whether the word "archness" in the context of the sentence below has something to do with mischieviousness or with something else:

    The archness to my singing, I think, came through him.

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    Re: archness

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I'm wondering whether the word "archness" in the context of the sentence below has something to do with mischiev[i]ousness or with something else:

    The archness to my singing, I think, came through him.

    Thanks
    Probably. It's a strange sentence though. Does it mean 'The archness in my singing' or 'the archness added to my singing'? (I don't expect you to answer, I just wonder whether the writer had thought).

    Anyway, 'archness' is a bit like mischievousness, but with an added playfulness and wry humour. She probably raised an eyebrow now and then.

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    Re: archness

    Hi Bob!
    I think it was the archness in his songs (I guess so). The following sentence is: Whereas when I sang "X" in the school gym, that wasn't arch at all, I was ringing true.

    --- From this sentence I understand that the song he sang, hmm I'm not sure, I only know that he did not pretend :)

    thanks Bob

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