Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Newly-minted word: dodecophonoclast

Merriam-Webster defines the word iconoclast (coined in 1641) as

1. a person who destroys religious images or opposes their veneration
2. a person who attacks settled beliefs or institutions

My definition of a dodecophonoclast is a person who opposes the veneration of 12-tone music. An alternate spelling would be dodecophoniclast.

Let's see if it catches on!

UPDATE: Gary Bachlund has set this blog post, and quite appropriately so, to music!

1 comment:

Michael Leddy said...

This word's going places; yes, it is.