The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English
||To exhaust with attacks.
||To think alone.
||In a lovely rural setting.
||A small, cozy cottage.
||Like a cat’s eye.
||To blend together.
||A focal point of admiration.
||A brief love affair.
||Shy and reserved.
||The resolution of a mystery.
||Dropping a sound or syllable in a word.
||A good potion.
||Beauty and persuasion in speech.
||Rubbing on a lotion.
||A sudden revelation.
||At one time, for a time.
||Gaseous, invisible but detectable.
||Vanishing quickly, lasting a very short time.
||Withholding response to provocation.
||To skip or leap about joyfully.
||The finest piece of thread, a spider’s silk
||Happy, sunny, care-free.
||Messenger with news of the future.
||Overlapping and forming a regular pattern.
||An altercation or complicated situation.
||To infuse, instill.
||Beginning, in an early stage.
||A naïve young woman.
||A cozy nook by the hearth.
||To become jaded.
||Twisting and turning.
||A special kind of gift.
||A small gulf or inlet.
||To move musically or lively.
||Slender and graceful.
||Slender and flexible.
||One of two equal parts.
||A slip of the ear.
||An unconquerable archenemy.
||The sea between the horizon and the offshore.
||A word that sounds like its meaning.
||A manuscript written over earlier ones.
||A solution for all problems
||A complete set.
||An art work combining materials from various sources.
||The smell of earth after rain.
||A large quantity.
||Successful with heavy losses.
||A spicy French stew.
||To knit or unknit.
||By the bank of a stream.
||A very small wave.
||A spark or very small thing.
||Rich, luxurious oriental palace or harem.
||Finding something nice while looking for something else.
||Light, delicate or warm and sunny.
||A river in Pennsylvania.
||A good luck charm.
||Protection from sun or rain.
||In trace amounts.
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I fail to see why Susquehanna is included here
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Bungalow is not an English word.
The term was first found in English from 1696, where it was used to describe “bungales or hovells” in India for English sailors of the East India Company. Wikepedia
That is actually true; bungalow is actually a Danish word according to multiple sources. Please fix this list.
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Love these words!
I love this list. Some of my own personal favorites are:
Magniloquent (fitting, wouldn’t you say?)
I am bookmarking this so I can look back on it whenever I want ❤
Not only is Bungalow not an English word, it does not mean ‘a small cozy cottage’, but ‘a single story house’ instead.
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I don’t agree with all of these as Top 100, but there are some pretty good words here. What are your thoughts?
I love bamboozle
Susquehanna… You must be from Pennsylvania. One of the most beautiful rivers I’ve ever seen. But I might be biased.
many lovely words. i am hijacking several.
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Some interesting words here, a number of which are unfamiliar to me. Kevin
Lovely, it must have been hard to stop at 100.
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Some brilliant words here folks! Thanks for sharing, Zoe!
Great concatenation of words. I especially like propinquity – I had a saying when I was serially dating: propinquity breeds contempt.
A bungalow is actually, specifically, a house with no stairs, usually in a surburban area as they’re mostly built after the 1900s and more often than not for retired folks who find stairs tricky. A cosy cottage brings to mind something thatched with an upstairs.Is it the original Indian meaning, perhaps? I think it came into English from the days of the Raj. I love the word effervescent. It so sums up the kinds of folk it describes.
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and I’ll share my favorites–
Many words are very similar in Italian because of their greek and latin origins.
and of course it’s panacea and its definition – where the only missing period exists.
cacophony is the best word in the english language
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denouement is French, is it not??
I love discombobulate
Now the 100 most harsh sounding words in the english language.
This is wonderful! Thank you so much.
beautiful! I saw at least 18 Greek words there!
My eloquence has become an elixer, as this halcionic imbrication forms, the maddened labyrinthine disappears. I lilt at the very thought of this incipient lagniappe. My pastiche contains a plethora of summery talismans and a panoply of love.
I find myself in the bucolic arms of this surreptitious enclave – where time seems desultory, the dalliance between the sun and sky is like an imbrication of ineffable whispers; in this mellifluous surrounding where even the susurrus of running waters is eloquent beyond the sudden epiphany of time… I brood; my thoughts conflate… and the plethora of words ravel – woven like a Persian carpet … albeit is sumptuous, indeed, not capable of sounds. My lips are sealed. In stillness I await the harbinger, the harbinger of hope. I pray it bears some news, a sign, the leastest scintilla, that spark of love I dearly miss.
Probably used some of the words wrong but it was fun! 🙂
Some “‘malapropisms”to be expected perhaps. But for all that, enjoyable. At the other end of the literacy(or is it “literary”) scale, some Rappers (so-called) are today millionaires. Like Croesus, though some might say ‘egregious”. Stupefying, stupendous?. Yes, ’tis discombobulated I am!
there is a comment just like yours erm
@Nahomi: What do you mean by saying that there is another comment just like mine? It is mine. 🙂
No “Cacophony”. I call shenanigans.
Thank you for expanding my mind and vocabulary
Pronunciations of the words would be a great help.
I had four bowls for breakfast but only one was cereal
I would request to add a word if possible.”Myriad”.Thank You
This was amazing! I’m only eleven, but everyone in my school thinks I’m a weirdo because I use “nerd words” in my speech. Words like Indeed, Altogether, Whatsoever, etc. It’s apparent these kids need to advance their vocabulary… Another word I believe should be added here is Bombinate.
It’s an adjective that means to emit a buzzing or humming noise, and it’s one of my favourite words. Even without Bombinate, this list is magnificent… Good job Zoe!
I love these words. Pecunious and mysterious are lovely words too.
pronunciation is key to feeling, when given the definition of a word of your liking begins the love of the word.
Fun Fact… Approx. 80% of the above words are Greek.
can you please add vivacious in there? it means attractively lively, bubbly and animated.
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I like these words.
A lot of these definitions are wrong
I like it . It will help me a lot.
Beautiful list. Please add “epeolatry & equanimity” to the list. Am glad “petrichor” is already there!