Ersatz is one of my new favorite words. It only became mine a few months ago. A German words, it means:
Here’s the word in a sentence.
This is a season of joy, but there are abundant examples of artificial ick that just come out tinny. When heaven and nature sing don’t you believe it is something that could be accurately described as…music? Today I’m getting out the Christmas music and the first one to be played will be the orchestral overture of Handel’s Messiah followed by a tenor singing Comfort Ye.
Repeat the sounding joy!