What is the most beautiful word in the English language? Why???

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  1. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    I choose 'Elixir'.
    It rolls off the tongue-gorgeous!

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    2. Kate Mc Bride profile image85
      Kate Mc Brideposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      my alltime favourite is "euthymic" because I didn't know what it meant when I saw it written down and it wasn't in a few dictionaries . i used to use it as a password online lol.
      Anyway,it means normal mood in medical phraseology

  2. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    My favorite word has always been "integrity" - both for its meaning and it's sound and look.  I like that has four syllables.  That makes it kind of "dance-y".  The "in" is pretty sounding to me.  The "ty" is kind of light.  The second syllable is strong and solid - like the definition.  It has lots of different types of sounds.  It's just kind of a says-it-all/is-it-all kind of word that also has quiet power.   I probably don't particularly like the "grit" part but the "teg" part makes up for it.   big_smile

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    Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago

    Mine is 'cathedral.'  Just a pretty word and onomatopoetic when it doesn't mean to be.


    1. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "Cathedral" IS pretty.  It needs a pretty song  built around it (and not a religious song and not "Winchester Cathedral either .  Good word to build a poem around too.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It's in one of the stanzas of Dan Fogelberg's "Longer."

        "Stronger than any mountain cathedral
        Truer than any tree ever grew
        Deeper than any forest primeval
        I am in love with you"

        Granted, the entire song isn't built around it, but it's one of my favorite uses of the word. 


  4. seanorjohn profile image77
    seanorjohnposted 6 years ago

    Serendipity. Discovering beautiful things by chance. What could be better than that. It is such a hopeful and inspiring word. Apologies to those of a more literary persuasion but I love the sillyness of the sound.

  5. Reality Bytes profile image85
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    The most versatile word in the English language:


  6. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Depending on the situation, it is either "Yes" or "No". big_smile


    Well, sir. Did I get the job?

    Well, doc. Do I have cancer?

    1. seanorjohn profile image77
      seanorjohnposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent answer. So true and thus it could also double up as the most ugly word.

  7. Aficionada profile image84
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago





    Also unintentionally onomotopoetic. And simply poetic.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I like 'ineffable' too!  Great list!

      I also really like 'serene.'  I love words that almost instantly make you feel what they mean.

  8. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I've always liked the word "probably".   The 'b' and 'e' sounds are fun.  I had a teacher who was a real stickler on having us pronounce it correctly.  So many want to say "prolly" or "prob-ly'.

    1. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "prolly" makes me want to kill whoever uses it!!     lol

  9. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    serenity, it flows and the way it flows matches its meaning.

  10. epigramman profile image70
    epigrammanposted 6 years ago

    free - who doesn't like something 'free'  ........and it's a word that is relevant in every country in the world . lake erie time ontario canada 11:24pm


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