The fifteen most beautiful English words and how to use them
Portuguese and French are the two Romance languages that get a lot of credit for their beautiful words and phrases. That’s not fair, because the English language has its fair share of beautiful words, too. After all, Romeo and Juliet had their romance in English—thanks to Shakespeare!
A simple “Hi” from your crush sounds equally poetic as “Bonjour” in French.
Well, jokes apart, English has millions of words; some have simple meanings, others have beautifully specific definitions, and some sound like a melody when spoken. It’s English that brings us words like mellifluous, petrichor, ethereal and euphoria.
Words are a writer’s biggest weapon used to conquer the hearts of millions. They are not just a simple collection of letters; in fact, they form phrases, sentences, paragraphs, books, stories and speeches to inspire and win over masses. That’s why our elders say ‘be sure to taste your words before you spit them out’.
If you intend to expand your vocabulary, we have a lovely surprise for you! With professional assignment help, we have rounded up a list of the most beautiful words in the English language. Whether you want to write a poem, Facebook post for a friend’s birthday, or a simple Instagram caption, with the below list of words, you’ll have plenty of words to express your thoughts for sure! So, without further ado, let’s delve right into the list!
Almost everyone must have related to this concept at least once in their lives. Remember when you were refreshing your wardrobe and found a $100 in your year-old hoodie? Or when you went on a regular grocery trip and stumbled upon the best wine you’ve ever tasted in your life? Well, these all are incidences of serendipity that bring you joys from unexpected things/places/people.
Something that appeared to be highly unlikely and impossible to happen without the interference of supernatural force is considered “miraculous”. Just like when you manage to get an A grade in exams without preparing for it or without having the slightest of hope that it will happen, for example.
According to Dictionary.com, the word sumptuous means something that is “extremely costly, rich, luxurious, or magnificent.” Your rich friend would love to use this adjective while bragging about their wealth. This word can be used to describe anything extravagant, from your brunch at a five-star restaurant or a very special birthday present.
Aurora is originally the name of the Roman goddess of sunrise. It is now used to describe the dawn, the mesmerising luminous process that happens in the upper atmosphere of Earth’s magnetic polar region. You would love to see ethereal displays of coloured lights shimmering across the night sky called Aurora borealis.
Most people confuse scintilla with those furry crepuscular rodents; however, it actually means a tiny trigger, spark associated with the feelings of realisation or guilt. Just like you feel a scintilla of guilt after stealing your roommates’ headphones, or perhaps, observe a scintilla of affection towards the girl sitting at the front desk.
This poetic word means something sweet, fun and enjoyable, particularly a sound. You might find your crush’s sounds of laughter or the songs of your favourite artist to be quite mellifluous.
The word “Euphoria” is derived from the Greek word that means healthy, but it now refers to extreme feelings of happiness and joy. For example, the euphoria lasted for three holy days, and then school resumed with the same old feeling of impending doom.
This is just another synonym for describing a state of elation and happiness. For example, you might find yourself in a state of felicity after acing your examination or getting a pet kitten after wanting one for years.
This word has a variety of meanings, but most people refer to an epiphany as a life-changing experience or feelings. You might think of this word when, in Game of Thrones, Danny realises that she’s totally, butt-crazy in love with her nephew, duh!
Ironically, this word has two opposite meanings, one beautiful and other not so beautiful. The word “plethora” most commonly refers to achieving something in an abundant amount, just like waking up one day and finding a plethora of dollars in your bank account, or having a plethora of assignments to complete in a limited time. This is also medical terminology that is used to describe the excessive accumulation of blood in a specific area.
This word means the ability to express emotions and/or thoughts in a persuasive manner through speaking or writing, a quality found in most of the great writers and politicians. This quality is also found in that one friend who somehow convinces you to bunk a class together.
There is a perfect word to describe the soothing melody to get a child to sleep: lullaby. Precisely the same word can be used when your professor puts you to sleep with his lullaby-sounding lectures.
This word sounds like sparkle, and that’s fitting because it means “fresh and clean or something new”, perhaps, the exact word that your room doesn’t relate to!
A word that’s probably best used to describe a bunch of children playing at the park, ebullience refers to a quality of excitement and enthusiasm. For example, your fur baby-loving girlfriend might love to have an ebullient golden retriever puppy.
This beautiful word is used to describe something that is generally pleasing to the senses. For example, you may have come across a dulcet playlist of music or tasted a dulcet chocolate brownie.
So, which word is your favourite from the above list? Let us know in the comment box below.