The Most Beautiful Words

I’ve been on a bit of a word kick lately, so I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon Alpha Dictionary’s list of the 100 Most Beautiful Words in the English Language. Some dude named Dr. Robert Beard, aka Dr. Language aka Dr. Goodword, who is the chief linguist for, curated the list based on sounds and definitions. My personal favorites include:

Blandiloquent: Beautiful and flattering

Chatoyant: Like a cat’s eye.

Gossamer: The finest piece of thread, a spider’s silk.

Inglenook: The place beside the fireplace

Sempiternal: Forever and ever

This list is perfect if your planning on penning a mellifluous Valentines Day letter in your home’s inglenook, about to head out to a fancy-schmancy (not on the list but it should be) cocktail party, or if you’re the lead singer of The Decemberists. Either way, you should check it out. I think you might it quite felicitous.


One response to “The Most Beautiful Words

  1. you find the coolest things! thanks for sharing this, it will surely assist me at least in my poetical journeying. there’s nothing i love better than a good, obscure word (see: defenestrate).

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