This week’s word is ‘ostent’. As used by Shakespeare, it means appearance; air; mien.

Word of the Week: ‘ostent’ (n.); appearance; air; mien

‘Like one well studied in a sad ostent
To please his grandam, never trust me more.’

Merchant of Venice, II, ii

Voiced by Caitlin Reilly

Caitlin is currently on work experience at the Globe.