What is the most beautiful word in the English language and why?

We are constantly been asked here at Positive Words Research, what is the most beautiful word in the English language and why?

We know that Blissfulness, Petrichor, Quintessential, Serendipity are regarded as beautiful English words relating to the phonaesthetics rather than semantics, but which other words are beautiful?

We want to find out from you: What is the most beautiful word in the English language and why?

Please provide definitions.

We made a short list with the words we found to be so beautiful. It was hard to pick only one. There are so many beautiful words out there in the English language. Here are some of them.

Halcyon – denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.

Blissfulnessspiritual joy.

Pristine – clean and fresh as if new, untouched, spotless.

Rhapsody – an effusively enthusiastic or ecstatic expression of feelings

Petrichor – a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.

Effervescent – vivacious and enthusiastic

Awesomeness – an unmeasurable amount of awesomenimity something can produce, meaning something that qualifies as awesome

Epiphany – sudden and striking realization

Quintessential – most perfect example of a quality or class

Serendipity –  a sweet coincidence

Elixir – magical or medicinal potion

Unfuckwithable – when you’re truly at peace and in touch with yourself, and nothing anyone says or does bother you, and no negativity or drama can touch you.

Opulent – lush, ostentatiously luxurious

Ethereal – extremely delicate and light, almost heavenly

Transfiguration a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.

Sumptuous – splendid, magnificent, rich.

Ineffability – too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.

Limn – depict or describe in painting or words.

Hope – a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen

Doting – extremely and uncritically fond of someone, adoring.

Gratitude – the quality of being thankful, readiness to show appreciation and return kindness

Dauntless – showing fearlessness and determination.

Nirvana – a state of perfect happiness

For more inspiration see these two amazing lists with words that we have on Positive Words Research: the list of beautiful words from all languages and the list of positive words in the English language.