What is the longest word in the English language
What does it mean? Use it in a sentence...
I'm not sure,find this in Wikipedia
The old joke says, "smiles"...there's a mile between each "s." It means that's what you're supposed to do when I write this answer.
The last I checked, and it has been awhile, I thought it was antidisestablishmentarianism.
Well here's my contribution...
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, which is a phobia of long words.
A sentence containing this word might go like...
"You know I've got hippopotomonstroses...quip...quip..ed......
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis......means a supposed lung disease.infection.
This is what your doctor would tell you if he could get his mouth around the wordIt has 45 letters in it.
etraganopterygon (182 letters)
This doesn't look much like an English word, but it is actually a translation of a word in a play by Aristophanes, which means a stew made up of all the leftovers from the previous two weeks. I found this one when I researched long words to answer a question on Webanswers. Although I don't speak ancient Greek, nor do I know much about Greek drama, I suspect this was a word invented by Aristophanes for comic effect, something like
So it may not or may not count as a proper English word.
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