Glossary for

“The Letter O Song”

Firm:

Definition: When something is firm, it doesn't move very much when you push against it. Something firm is not soft, but it isn't totally hard.

Sentence: "It's the firm eggs I choose; all the other eggs ooze, and oozy eggs make me feel queasy!"

Motto:

Definition: A motto is a short group of words that says something you believe or something you want to do.

Sentence: "When I swim through a wave, I have to be brave!" - that's Otto the otter's own motto!

Odelay:

Definition: Odelay is a made-up word.

Sentence:

Ohio:

Definition: Ohio is a state in the United States of America.

Sentence: Oliver lived in Ohio.

Okra:

Definition: Okra is a type of plant that has pods with seeds inside. People cook the pods and eat them. The pod by itself is also called okra, and it is a vegetable.

Sentence: Okra is slimy, an orchestra plays...

Oodles:

Definition: If you have oodles of something, you have a lot of it.

Sentence: After eatin' one can, he soon was a man full of oodles of olives - "Oh my!"

Orchestra:

Definition: An orchestra is a large group of musicians who play different kinds of instruments together.

Sentence: Okra is slimy, an orchestra plays....

Otter:

Definition: An otter is a kind of animal that lives in the ocean or in a river. An otter has very thick fur.

Sentence: An otter swam out in the ocean. The name of the otter was Otto.

Overalls:

Definition: Overalls are pants with a bib attached to cover your chest and straps that go over your shoulders. Overalls are also a type of clothing in one piece that you can put over your shirt and pants to protect them from getting too dirty.

Sentence: And Owen put on his blue overalls. He put on his overcoat, too.

Overcoat:

Definition: An overcoat is a long, thick coat that can keep a person warm.

Sentence: And Owen put on his blue overalls. He put on his overcoat, too.

Queasy:

Definition: If a person feels queasy, they feel like they might throw up.

Sentence: "It's the firm eggs I choose; all the other eggs ooze, and oozy eggs make me feel queasy!"

Slouch:

Definition: If you slouch, you don't stand up straight or sit up straight.

Sentence: ...and you won't see an octopus slouch on a couch!

Tuba:

Definition: A tuba is a large musical instrument that you play by blowing into it and pressing buttons to change the notes.

Sentence: A tuba goes oom-pah-pah! Piggies say oink!