The word with the most meanings in English is the verb ‘set’, with 430 senses listed in the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, published in 1989. The word commands the longest entry in the dictionary at 60,000 words, or 326,000 characters.
What is the longest word in the world that takes 3 hours to say?
All told, the full chemical name for the human protein titin is 189,819 letters, and takes about three-and-a-half hours to pronounce. The problem with including chemical names is that there’s essentially no limit to how long they can be.
What are the 5 longest words?
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- Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (45 letters) …
- Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (30 letters) …
- Floccinaucinihilipilification (29 letters) …
- Honorificabilitudinitatibus (27 letters) …
- Thyroparathyroidectomized (25 letters) …
- Antiestablishmentarian (22 letters)
What is the 189 819 Letter Word?
Floccinaucinihilipilification (29 letters)
The longest unchallenged nontechnical word that not all directories recognize, is floccinaucinihilipilification – the act or habit of describing or regarding something as unimportant, of having no value or being worthless. Often times, it is used in good humor.
Is there a word longer than Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis?
The longest words in the dictionary are: antidisestablishmentarianism – opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England – 28 letters. … pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis – a supposed lung disease – 45 letters.
What is the shortest word?
Eunoia, at six letters long, is the shortest word in the English language that contains all five main vowels. Seven letter words with this property include adoulie, douleia, eucosia, eulogia, eunomia, eutopia, miaoued, moineau, sequoia, and suoidea. (The scientific name iouea is a genus of Cretaceous fossil sponges.)
What is titin full name?
So what’s the word? Wikipedia’s says that it’s “Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarginyl … isoleucine” (ellipses necessary), which is the “chemical name of titin, the largest known protein.” Also, there’s some dispute about whether this is really a word.
Is Z going to be removed from the alphabet?
Surprising as it sounds, it looks like the English alphabet will be losing one of its letters on June 1st. The announcement came from the English Language Central Commission (ELCC).
What is the longest English word?
Appearing in the Oxford English Dictionary, this 45-letter word for a disease is the longest English word that is defined in a major dictionary. It’s a technical word referring to the lung disease more commonly known as silicosis.
What is the longest word for beautiful?
Pulchritudinous | Definition of Pulchritudinous at Dictionary.com.
Is there a word with all 26 letters?
An English pangram is a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet. The most well known English pangram is probably “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”.
What is the 27th letter in the alphabet?
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Is the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious a real word?
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word as “a nonsense word, originally used esp. by children, and typically expressing excited approbation: fantastic, fabulous”, while Dictionary.com says it is “used as a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English.”
What is the longest phobia word?
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words. Sesquipedalophobia is another term for the phobia.
Which language has the largest vocabulary?
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What is Kakorrhaphiophobia?
: abnormal fear of failure.