From ‘outglitter’ to ‘monkey business’: illustrating the OED Word of the Day
Have you ever wondered what those OED Words of the Day look like? If you have, then you are in luck! Every week, we feature an illustration of one of the OED Words of the Day, as created by our own Imogen Foxell, an illustrator and Senior Editor in Oxford Dictionaries. In these visuals, Imogen illuminates tricky concepts like ‘oneirocriticism’, the art or practice of interpreting dreams. Check back here every week for a new illustration.
The OED Word of the Day highlights unusual and interesting words from the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the definitive record of the English language. From eye music to pseudepigrapha, you’re guaranteed to learn a new and fascinating word every day. Sign up for free to receive the OED Word of the Day daily newsletter directly or through the OED homepage. You can also receive Word of the Day updates by following the OED on Twitter.
Below are Imogen’s illustrations of outglitter, monkey business, and others. You can learn more about her work at her illustration site ImogenFoxell.com.
OED Word of the Day 17 February 2016.
OED Words of the Day February 2016.
OED Word of the Day on 19 January 2016.
OED Word of the Day on 12 January 2016.
OED Word of the Day on 30 December 2015.
OED Word of the Day on 29 December 2015.
OED Word of the Day on 28 December 2015.
OED Word of the Day on 25 December 2015.
OED Word of the Day on 21 December 2015.
OED Word of the Day on 2 December 2015.