A-Z of Shakespeare – O
April 15, 2016 Leave a comment
Today’s Shakespearean word of the day is… oeillade
Pronounced ‘ill-yad’, an oeillade is an amorous glance.
In King Lear, Regan says Goneril ‘gave strange oeilliads’ to Edmund (King Lear, 4.5.25).
This definition is taken from the Oxford Illustrated Shakespeare Dictionary, a unique dictionary to unlock the mysteries of Shakespeare’s world, words and language, compiled by renowned English language expert David Crystal and Shakespearean actor and producer Ben Crystal.