New words – 5 June 2017

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gigamansion noun [C]
a very large and expensive house

Gigamansion is the term we must now use to describe the new breed of homes that are landing like alien motherships on the fragrant hills of Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Holmby Hills.
[The Times, 18 February 2017]

furnitecture noun [U]
UK /ˈfɜː.nɪ.tek.tʃəʳ/ US /ˈfɝː.nɪ.tek.tʃɚ/
furniture that is part of the structure of a house or other building

The property … contains some fantastic examples of “furnitecture” – furniture that’s integrated into the architecture. Murphy has only four pieces of furniture because everything else – seating, beds, bookshelves, wardrobes – is part of the fabric.
[The Telegraph, 27 February 2017]

sky pool noun [C]
a swimming pool suspended in the air between two buildings

The developers say the transparent ‘sky pool’ will be the first of its kind in the world, giving swimmers the ability to look 35 metres down to the world below, with only 20cm of glass between them and the outside world.
[Cosmopolitan, 13 February 2017]

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  1. Having stumbled upon this timely discussion of New Words, one can become rather fascinated and mentally engaged. As one whom occasionally revels in traditional Shakespearean sonnetry as well as linguistic anthropology down through the eons, curiosity beckons this individual to this enthralling yet educational quest for knowledge. So if I may, I would humbly wish to suggest the word “GIGAMANSION” be added to your search engine or Cambridge Dictionary. Indeed, it captures the essence of enormity, immensity, spaciousness and awesome[ness] sic; it speaks of unrestrained vastness, insatiable excess, superfluity, opulence and grandeur par excellence. I shall utilize gigamansion at the first opportunity. Thanks.

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