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Saturday, January 25

Velocious

[və-LOH-shəs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 18th century

1.

Fast, quick

2.

Nonstop, express

Examples of Velocious in a sentence

"The velocious cyclists blew past the spectators in a blur."

"Your commute will be faster if you take the velocious train straight to work."

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About Velocious

If you haven’t heard this word before, you might be more familiar with "velocity," a noun given to the speed of motion. "Velocious" is an adjective describing that speed, but it always means fast.

Did you Know?

"Velocious" comes from the Latin root “vēlōx,” meaning speed. "Velocity" shares this same root, but "velodrome," an indoor arena for bicycle racing, comes from the French word for bicycle, “vélo.” You could certainly watch a velocious vélo race at the velodrome.

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