10 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language

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10 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language

Date posted: Aug 07, 2015       Posted by: Silvester


Whether be it for literary purposes or just trivialities, here are ten of the most beautiful words in the English language that you should add to your vocabulary.

 

  1. Lilt
    noun | \?lilt\

         Meaning:

         A characteristic rising and falling of the voice when speaking; a pleasant gentle accent.

 

 

  1. Oblivion
    noun | obliv·i·on | \?-?bli-v?-?n, ?-, ä-\

          Meaning:

          The state of being unaware or unconscious of what is happening.

 

 

  1. Mellifluous
    adjective | mel·lif·lu·ous | \me-?li-fl?-w?s, m?-\

          Meaning:

          (of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear.

 

 

  1. Ethereal
    adjective | ethe·re·al | \i-?thir-?-?l\

          Meaning:

          Extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world.

 

 

  1. Ingénue
    noun | in·ge·nue | \?an-j?-?nü, ?än-; ?a?-zh?-, ?ä?-\

           Meaning:

           An innocent girl or young woman

 

 

  1. Epiphany
    noun | epiph·a·ny | \i-?pi-f?-n?\

          Meaning

          A moment in which you suddenly see or understand something in a new or very clear way.

  

 

  1. Serendipity
    noun | ser·en·dip·i·ty | \?ser-?n-?di-p?-t?\

         Meaning

         The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

 

 

  1. Petrichor
    noun | pet·ri·chor | /?pe?tr?kôr/

          Meaning:

          A pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.

 

 

  1. Panacea
    noun | pan·a·cea | \?pa-n?-?s?-?\

          Meaning:

          A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.

 

  1. Ineffable
    adjective | in·ef·fa·ble | \(?)i-?ne-f?-b?l\ 

          Meaning:

          Too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.

 

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