Can you pronounce them? The 10 longest words in the English dictionary revealed: this is how they are said
- Experts have searched the Oxford English Dictionary for the 10 longest words
- Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is officially the longest word
Whether it’s “plethora” or “shimmering,” many of us have a few fancy words in our arsenal that we use when we want to impress our friends.
But if you really want to wow your friends, these awesome long words are just what you need.
Preply experts have searched the latest Oxford English Dictionary for the 10 longest words.
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis takes the crown as the longest word, made up of a staggering 45 letters.
Here, we reveal the 10 longest words, as well as their meanings and how to pronounce them.
Preply experts have searched the latest Oxford English Dictionary for the 10 longest words. Here we reveal them to you, as well as their meanings and how to pronounce them.
Length: 45 letters
Meaning: A lung disease caused by inhalation of very fine dust of silicate or quartz.
Length: 36 letters
Meaning: Ironically, hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the name for the fear of long words
Length: 34 letters
Meaning: A term coined by our favorite British nanny Mary Poppins, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious refers to something extraordinarily good or wonderful.
Pronunciation: Soo puh ka luh fra juh luh stuh kek spee a luh dow shuhs
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis takes the crown as the longest word, made up of a staggering 45 letters. It is a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine dust of silicate or quartz (archive image)
Length: 30 letters
Meaning: In the medical world, pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism is an inherited condition that causes short stature, a round face, and short bones in the hands.
Length: 29 letters
Meaning: Floccinaucinihilipilification refers to the act or habit of categorizing something as worthless or worthless. Despite its meaning, the word is generally used in a humorous context.
A term coined by our favorite British nanny, Mary Poppins, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious refers to something extraordinarily good or wonderful.
Length: 28 letters
Meaning: History buffs may already know this, but anti-disestablishment refers to a political movement in 19th-century Britain that was determined to separate Church and State.
Pronunciation: An tee di suh sta bluhsh muhn teuhree uh ni zm
Length: 27 letters
Meaning: Derived from medieval Latin, honorificabilitudinitatibus refers to the ‘state of being able to achieve honours’
Pronunciation: Ho no ri fi ka bi li tu di ni ta ti bus
Length: 25 letters
Meaning: Thyroparathyroidectomized refers to the surgical removal of the thyroid and parathyroid glands
Pronunciation: Thy ro para thy ro dec tom izado
Thyroparathyroidectomized refers to the surgical removal of the thyroid and parathyroid glands (archive image)
Length: 23 letters
Meaning: A colorless, non-flammable gas that liquefies under pressure
Pronunciation: Dahy klawr oh dahy floor oh meth eyn
Length: 21 letters
Meaning: Incomprehensibility refers to the state of being impossible or very difficult to understand
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