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segunda-feira, 17 de outubro de 2011

TOP 10 difficult words to pronounce and spell in English!


Verisimilitude
The word is hard to pronounce and hard to spell. It means that something has the appearance of truth. . Get examples of how the word is used in sentences to help you apply the word to everyday speech or at least occasionally so you can show off how your dialogue has verisimilitude.
Honorificabilitudinitatibus
This word is a whopping 27 letters long and is harder to pronounce than just about any word in the English language. The word is from the Latin word honorificabilitudinitas. It means being able to achieve honor. The word appears in Shakespeare's play Love's Labour Lost in Act V, Scene 1. You'll also find the word in the novel Ulysses by James Joyce.
Floccinauccinihilipilification
Move over short words, this word is one of the longest in the English language with 30 letters. The word means "an estimation of something as worthless". The word made the Guinness Book of World Records (1992) as the longest real word in the English language.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
This word is well known because it is heard in a song in the movie Mary Poppins. The word is fictitious, but has become such a part of the modern English language that it has been included in dictionaries and is used regularly. The word has so infiltrated modern culture that it has appeared in movies like The Nanny Diaries and on television shows like Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report.
Antidisestablishmentarianism
Oxford Dictionary lists this word as one of the longest in the English language. The word means "opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England". Oxford explains how you're unlikely to see this word in common use. It is usually a word that is only mentioned as one of the longest words in the English language.
Onomatopoeia
Words that have more four or more vowels in a row can be hard to spell and pronounce. This word means sounding like the animal sound it represents.
Hippopotomonstrosequippeddaliophobia
Does the thought of trying to spell this word scare you?
The word hippopotomonstrosequippeddaliophobia means "the fear of long words".
Phlegmatic
Not only is it hard to spell, the word just sounds gross. It is hard to pronounce, especially for foreign speakers trying to learn the English language. The definition is "having solid temperament". Some synonyms of the word are undemonstrative and apathetic.
Hepaticocholangiocholecystenterostomies
This medical term is also one of the longest words in the language at 39 letters. It means to create a connection surgically from the gall bladder to the hepatic duct and from the gall bladder to intestine.
Acharnement
This word has French origins, but means "bloodthirstiness."

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