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.
Blissfulness – spiritual 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
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.