English may not be one of those romantic languages, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have beautiful words. Recently, Daniel Dalton of Buzzfeed took to Twitter where he asked people for their favourite words in the English language.
Certain words make English speakers cringe; moist is a classic example. When said aloud, it can elicit not only irritation, but a negative physical reaction called word aversion. However, beauty is in the ear of the listener when it comes to discerning the most beautiful words in the English language.
For those who use English as a second language, trying to master the intricacies can often pose more than few hurdles. For starters there are many words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings “see” and “sea” for example. Factor in silent letters ‘knife, knight, knock, and know’ and its not surprising that things can get quite confusing.
That being said, English can truly be a beautiful language to speak and learn. But what are some beautiful words to learn? From Daniel’s Twitter poll, 32 words were selected—most of which were suggested by others or chosen by Daniel himself to compile the list.
Check out ten of my picks from the list below, or visit Buzzfeed for all 34.
Beautiful words to add to your vocabulary
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