seicht

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German sīhte (low, shallow); cognate with sinken.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zaɪ̯çt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯çt

Adjective[edit]

seicht (comparative seichter, superlative am seichtesten)

  1. shallow (of water only)
  2. (figuratively) simple, light, having little depth (e.g. of a book)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike flach, the usage of seicht to describe the lack of depth of a book or film does not have a dismissive or negative notion. Seicht always portrays that the shallowness was intended by the work's creator and is plainly descriptive of it.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ seicht in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891

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