32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language

Entirely eloquent, and yet utterly ineffable.

I asked Twitter for their favourite words. Here are some of the suggestions, along with some of mine…

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Suggested by @MarkGrainger.

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Suggested by @gaminette, @ImolaUnger.

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A Welsh word without direct English translation, and utterly beautiful. Thanks, Wales.

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Suggested by @samahrium.

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Suggested by @carlie_dawn.

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Suggested by @jiangyin.

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Suggested by @sophiespecial.

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Suggested by @OhCarolineNo.

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Suggested by @TheGirlIncendio.

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Suggested by @JemimahRH.

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Suggested by @readbecka.

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Via.

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Via.

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32. And finally, a word that embiggens the soul:

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Suggested by @Ankaman616.

Friendly reminder for the ~purists~ – all words were made up at some point.

Plus, many words in use in the English language were borrowed from other languages. They still count as being part of the English language…

If your favourite word isn’t listed, add it below so others can enjoy it!

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Dan Dalton is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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