Etymology: Latin (delectare) -> Italian (dilettare) -> Italian (dilettante)
Pronunciation: dil-i-tahnt, –tahn-tey, –tan-tee
Usage in a sentence: “.” ~ Molly Ringwald.
My dabbling in Commerce is a dilettantish activity. Complete superficiality. *pops out from behind the computer screen* Just kidding. 😛
I am a dilettante when it comes to quilling and stamp collecting. I took it up just because it seemed beautiful. And now? You can see the dusty quilled cards I made for birthdays lying around the house. The quilling pen, and the quilling papers are all hidden away in the bottom shelf of my cupboard. The photo album I collected stamps in, is currently giving it company.
Scrapbooking was another of my pastimes. I think I gave it up in eighth grade itself. I threw out most of the scrapbooks, but kept a few that I still read when I get the time. I have scrapbooks on zodiac signs, a scrapbook on articles of Harry Potter in the newspaper, and one scrapbook on healthy lifestyles (Why the hell was I reading healthy lifestyle articles in eighth grade? 😮 )
So, which is that one subject or art you took up with a great deal of enthusiasm at the beginning and now it just fizzled out? Share your story in the comments section. Would love to read from you all! 🙂
Information sourced at Dictionary.com