Colors, Textures and Shape Entry: Crescent

Natural:

Arched back
Banana
Waxing/waning moon
Fingernail
Bull horns
Bay shoreline…

Man-made:

Cul-de-sac
Wind-filled sails
Fortune cookies
Perogies
Croissant
Wrench…

Synonyms: sickle, rounded, lunate, curve

Describing a shape is best done in as few words as possible. Think of the shape as a camera snap shot–you want to capture the gist of what you mean as soon as possible so you can get on with other related (and more important) detail, and the action happening in the scene

Accurate shape comparisons will streamline your prose, allowing you to describe an object quickly so the reader’s focus stays on the action and events of each scene.

Want access to a plethora of real-world comparisons for specific shapes so you can spend your description currency on what matters most? We have you covered. This thesaurus has been expanded by 50% and integrated into our online library at One Stop For Writers. There, you’ll find an intuitive list of ideas to choose from, cross-referenced for easy searchability. To view a free sample of this descriptive thesaurus and others, head on over and register at One Stop.

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About ANGELA ACKERMAN

Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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Mary Witzl
11 years ago

Yay — you put in the Turkish flag!

And Matt is right: your blog has made me cut my shrugs and eye rolls by at least 40%.

Angela
11 years ago

Better late than never, Matt! Welcome to the Bookshelf Muse!

Matt
11 years ago

I just discovered your blog. Wish I’d known about it years ago. Boy are there a lot of eye rollers in my manuscript.

Angela
11 years ago

ha thanks! Dang spell check!

Kelly
11 years ago

Love your examples!

(Psssst….crescent.)