Unique or Unusual Words That Begin With the Letter "B" (Emunah's Word Picks)

Literature Teachers Encourage Students to Use Unique or Unusual World to Create an Original Storyline

Literature teachers often express to their students the requirement to use unique or unusual words that explain situations, and concepts. Words such as askance or askew may not be unique or unusual to seasoned writers; however such words can be different to writers who overuse straightforward words.

Write down words that are new or that are not crystal clear to most readers, if you find a passage that you do not quickly understand it will challenge you to research the word in search of relevant meanings. Record these new words in your journal. However make sure the words clarify your perceptive thoughts.

Unique or unusual words can determine what is happening in a story or play. Creating extraordinary words to define relationships or characters can enhance your storyline.

Unusual or Unique Words That Begin With The Letter "B"

1. Bathypelagic: Relating to or living in the ocean depths between 200 and 12, 000 feet.

2. Bathos: The sudden appearance of the commonplace in otherwise elevated matter or style.

3. Bootylicious: (of a woman) sexually attractive.

4, Baleful: Deadly or pernicious in influence, forbidding and threatening.

5. Belladonna: A beautiful lady.

6. Belvedere: The word belvedere originated in (1593) also known as a stucture (as a cupola or summerhouse) designed to take in a scenic view.

7. Balderdash: Many writers may know this word due to a popular board game, in which the game plan is to detect truth from nonsense. The orgin is unknown this word emerged in (1674)

8. Benison: Version of a blessing originated in (14c) A traditionally began with the tribe of Israel through the son of Jacob.

9. Blancmange: White food or a sweetened and flavored desert made from gelatinous or starchy ingredients and milk. (13th century)

10. Brouham: A light colored horse drawn carriage with the driver outside front. Originated in (1851)

Learning New Words Is a Great Way To Keep Your Brain Healthy!

Doctors recommend brain exercise which consist of learning something new every day.

We live in a world that allows computers to think and research topics for us. This reliance on computers could cause are minds to grow lazy. As time moves on we may find ourselves struggling to remember certain things.

Learning new words will enhance your knowledge.

Test your knowledge with unique and unusual words that start with the letter "B".

1. Bathypelagic:

This word originated in (1900). Relating to or living in the ocean depths between 200 and 12, 000 feet.

An important event that took place in the 1900 was The Exposition Universelle of 1900 was a world's fair held in Paris, France, from 15 April to 12 November 1900, to honor the accomplishment of the past century and to increase speed expansion into the century. The style that was universally present in the Exposition was Art Nouveau. The establishment was, visited by nearly 50 million, displayed many machines, inventions, and architecture that are familiar world wide.

The dark zone=The bathypelagic zone

Paris in 1900 Exposition Universelle

2. Bathos

The sudden appearance of the commonplace in otherwise elevated matter or style. This word origingated in (1727).

Recorded in 1727 was the relocation of the Amish to North America.

Amish are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships, closely related to but distinct from Mennonite churches, in which they share Swiss Anabaptist origins. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adapt to the ways of the modern world.

Amish Family

English: This is my own work, Gila Brand. Photo of Amish family visiting Niagara Falls, Canada
English: This is my own work, Gila Brand. Photo of Amish family visiting Niagara Falls, Canada | Source

How to Pronounce Bathos

3. Bootylicious

I cannot imagine a serious writer using the word bootylicious, however one must admit the word bootylicious is unusual.

Bootylicious: (of a woman) sexually attractive, this word emerged in 2001. Bootylicious is a song performed by the popular girl group Destiny's Child.

A notable event which took place in 2001 was the cloning of Noah the gaur.

In 2001 Noah, a gaur, is born, the first animal of an endangered species to be cloned. Also called Indian bison, is the largest extant bovine and is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. The ox called gaur was gestated in the womb of a cow named Bessie. The Gaur is a defenseless animal, the baby gaur was delivered on Janury 8, 2001, but died within 48 hours, Doctors deny that the death was caused by the cloning itself.

3. Destiny's Child-Bootylicious

4.Baleful

Deadly or pernicious in influence, forbidding and threatening.

Examples of BALEFUL

  1. The baleful effects of water pollution
  2. Dark, baleful sky portending a tornado>

First Known Use of BALEFUL: Before 12th century.

Important event he beginning of the High Middle Ages, an age subsequent to the Early Middle Ages. The century began while the translatio imperii of 962 was still somewhat novel and ended in the midst of the Investiture Controversy.

Resource Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11th_century

How To Pronounce Baleful

5. Belladonna

A beautiful lady, this word originated in (1597). Also defined as an Old World poisonous plant belonging to the nightshade family.

A recorded event that took place in 1557 was the death of Ashikaga Yohiaki.

In 1557 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun. as the 15th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate in Japan who reigned from 1568 to 1573. His father, Ashikaga Yoshiharu was the twelfth shogun, and his brother, Ashikaga Yoshiteru was the thirteenth shogun.

Belladonna Lilies Is A Poisonous Flower

6. Belvedere

The word belvedere originated in (1593) also known as a stucture (as a cupola or summerhouse) designed to take in a scenic view.

The Beautiful Belvedere in Steigenberger

7. Balderdash

Many writers may know this word due to a popular board game, in which the game plan is to detect truth from nonsense. The orgin is unknown this word emerged in (1674)

Balderdash Game Show

Version of a blessing originated in (14c) A traditionally began with the tribe of Israel through the son of Jacob.

Benison: Picture of Jacob Wrestling With The Angel

Jacob Wrestling with the Angel
Jacob Wrestling with the Angel | Source

9. Blancmange

White food or a sweetened and flavored desert made from gelatinous or starchy ingredients and milk. (13th century)

9. Blancmange (Choco Banilla Layered Blancmage 3 Easy Steps

10. Brouham

A light colored horse drawn carriage with the driver outside front. Originated in (1851)

Dreamy horse drawn carriages are also glamorized in Disney movies such as the hit classic Cinderella.

The letter "B" According to the Merriam dictionary, the second letter of the English alphabet b is a sharp presentation of the c: a speech counterpart of orthographic. B is a seventh tone of a C-major scale. B also represents a graphic device for reproducing the letter b. One designated as the second in order to class. B is also used on a grade rating scale, representing good. However An A is great! B can also represent a blood group.

10. Brouham

Line drawing of a Brouham
Line drawing of a Brouham | Source

Let's Test You B Word Knowledge!

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Laminated Cover)

More by this Author


Comments 2 comments

Ericdierker profile image

Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Learned a lot today. Thanks much and great layout on this hub


swilliams profile image

swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks Eric! Congrats on your 300th follower! As I too am a enlightened fan! Keep up the faithful work!

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working