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32 Of The Most Beautiful Words

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Mellifluous

  • This lyrical word refers to something that is sweet, smooth and enjoyable, especially when it comes to sound. 
  • You might find the early spring sounds of chirping birds to be quite mellifluous.

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Aquiver

Aquiver: Quivering, trembling.

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Ineffable

Ineffable: Too great to be expressed in words.

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Hiraeth

Hiraeth: A homesickness for a home you can't return to, or that never was.

Welsh word without direct English translation

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Nefarious

Nefarious: Wicked, villainous, despicable.

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Somnambulist

Somnambulist: A person who sleepwalks.

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Epoch

Epoch: A particular period of time in history or a person's life.

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Sonorous

Sonorous: An imposingly deep and full sound.

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Serendipity

Serendipity: The chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way.

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Limerence

Limerence: The state of being infatuated with another person.

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Bombinate

Bombinate: To make a humming or buzzing noise.

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Ethereal

Ethereal: Extremely delicate, light, not of this world.

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Illicit

Illicit: Not legally permitted.

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Petrichor

Petrichor: The pleasant, earthy smell after rain.

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Iridescent

Iridescent: Producing a display of rainbowlike colors.

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Epiphany

Epiphany: A moment of sudden revelation.

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Supine

Supine: Lying face upwards.

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Luminescence

Luminescence: Light products by chemical, electrical, or physiological means.

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Solitude

Solitude: a state of seclusion or isolation.

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Aurora

Originally the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise, the word is now used to describe the dawn, as well as the stunning luminous phenomenon that takes place in the upper atmosphere of a planet...

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Syzygy

Syzygy: an alignment of celestial bodies.

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Phosphenes

Phosphenes: the light and colors produced by rubbing your eyes.

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Oblivion

Oblivion: the state of being unaware of what is happening around you.

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Ephemeral

Ephemeral: lasting for a very short time.

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Incandescence

Incandescence: light produced by high temperatures.

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Denouement

Denouement: the resolution of a narrative.

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Vellichor

Vellichor: the strange wistfulness of used bookshops.

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Eloquence

Eloquence: the art of using language in an apt, fluent way.

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Defenestration

Defenestration: the act of throwing someone out of a window.

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Sonder

Sonder: the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.

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Effervescence

Effervescence: bubbles in a liquid.

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Cromulent

Cromulent

  • Appearing legitimate but actually being spurious.
  • A word that embiggens the soul.

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