The Top 10 Most Beautiful English Words
There are over a million words in the English Language: some with simple definitions, some with beautifully precise meanings, and some that just simply sound more beautiful when spoken. Words are so much more than a meagre compilation of letters; they form sentences and sentences form paragraphs, books, and stories. Words are a powerful form of communication for someone who wants to share their message with another person.
In celebration of the UN English Language Day on 23 April – one of 6 days recognized by the UN to celebrate multilingualism and its 6 official languages – we’ve put together what we consider the top 10 most beautiful words in the English language.
10. Serendipity (n.)
The chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way.
Example: We all have experienced the serendipity of important information arriving just when we were least expecting it.
9. Petrichor (n.)
The pleasant, earthy smell after rain.
Example: Although I do love the pleasant, dewy petrichor of the post-rain afternoon, I still hope the weather stays sunny.
8. Supine (adj.)
Lying face upwards
Example: She was lying supine on the beach chair looking at the sky.
7. Solitude (n.)
A state of seclusion or isolation.
Example: We enjoyed the beauty and solitude of the quiet beach more than ever.
6. Aurora (n.)
The dawn in the early morning.
Example: The aurora over the skyline was too beautiful not to photograph.
5. Idyllic (adj.)
Like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
Example: The blossom growing in the courtyard created such an idyllic setting.
4. Clinomania (n.)
Excessive desire to stay in bed.
Example: I definitely have clinomania; I love sleeping, making mornings a struggle for me.
3. A lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.
Example: My sister is a real pluviophile; she really enjoys the weather in the rainy season.
2. Euphoria (n.)
A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
Example: The euphoria of passing my final example is a feeling I will never forget.
1. Sequoia (n.)
(A 7 letter word that has the letter Q and all 5 vowels)
A redwood tree, especially the California redwood.
Example: I love visiting forests where you can see a sequoia.
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