Nacre is mother-of-pearl, but something in the sound - is it something to do with the echo of naked? No, it must be more than that - snuffs out its gleaming-cloud glory.
Photo by Mauro Cateb
Nacre is a hard word; even a cruel word. The shining paleness it conjures up is of blind eyes, or the bellies of dead fish.
Yes: yes, I really hate this one.
Word Not To Use Today: nacre. This word comes from French, from the Old Italian naccara, from the Arabic naqqārah, which means shell or drum.