The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Voyeurythmics


Voyeurythmics (n.)

Variables: Voyeurythmic.

Roots: Voeyur & Eurythmic. (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A musical, rhythmic, imagistic or any such aesthetic pattern in the observations of a voyeur, usually during an experience of walking amidst architectural, fashion or other forms of spectacles.

Example: What Charles Baudelaire leaves as his poetic voyeurythmics of Paris, Walter Benjamin later explores in his classic essay “The Flâneur”; accordingly, the flâneur is a voyeur-par-excellence, and is like a “prince who is everywhere in possession of his incognito.”


Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel.