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Do you have a favorite word because of how it sounds?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (25799 points ) February 24th, 2012

I love the word lull. I like the way it looks, but I especially love the way it feels in my mouth when I say it. It’s almost like singing.

Do you have words that you think sound beautiful when spoken?

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TexasDude's avatar

Absurd
Exquisite
Apparently
and cinematic

SpatzieLover's avatar

Illiterate & enunciate

my son & a friend had a bout with the word chihuahua…It is a fun word!

downtide's avatar

Nicaragua. I have no idea why, but I just love that word.

tom_g's avatar

debacle
slurry
oligarchy
oblong

john65pennington's avatar

Wife and I travel quite a bit. Out on the interstate, we pass all types of vehices.

One tractor/trailer company has a unique name that I love to pronouce.’

It’s called…............

Celladon Trucking Company. Something about the word Celladon, that I just love.

King_Pariah's avatar

ephemeral

picante's avatar

mimosa
murmuration
surrogate
languid
and others too numerous to mention

rebbel's avatar

Shenanigans.
By the way, lull in Dutch is an invective for penis.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@rebbel : Ha! That’s good!

Sunny2's avatar

tintinnabulation
lullaby
fiddlefaddle
persnickety

ucme's avatar

Felatio, I love the way it slides off the wife’s tongue.
Kerfuffle
Cupcake
Fluther

fremen_warrior's avatar

Definitely “exquisite” tops the list; also harbinger, and minstrel

marinelife's avatar

Serendipity.

bob_'s avatar

Schadenfreude.

@rebbel Dude, that gives a whole other meaning to “I love the way lull feels in my mouth.”

flutherother's avatar

I like ‘spangle’.

HungryGuy's avatar

“Klavierstein”

lonelydragon's avatar

charisma
persuasion
ablution

JilltheTooth's avatar

Oh, @rebbel , and just how cute is it that you, as a non-native English speaker can use “invective” and “penis” in the same sentence???

And, sorry @Hawaii_Jake , I just can’t get past that ^ ^ ^ enough to actually answer your Q.

majorrich's avatar

I’ve always liked the way ‘Smegma’ sounds.

gravity's avatar

Cellar Door – according to the movie, “Donnie Darko”, it is phonetically the most beautiful word in the english language and I love Donnie Darko so I just go with that one.
lullaby
blue
loquacious
osso
dippity (do da)
ocean
haven
daffodil
cirque du soleil
Mozart
crescendo

KoleraHeliko's avatar

There are many more that come to mind, but these are some notable examples: splendid, ĵaŭdo (thursday, esperanto), ochre, and the phrase ‘little bubble pudding’.

MollyMcGuire's avatar

innocuous
ubiquitous

Symbeline's avatar

Swivel. Not sure why, but it sure does sound awesome. Also, nunchuckamugs.

Nimis's avatar

Hush.

More so how it sounds when someone says it, than how it sounds in your head. There’s something sweet and soft about it.

mattbrowne's avatar

I love German words like

Nasenhaarundohrenhaartrimmerladegerätverlängerungsschnurhalter,
Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz,
Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitäten­hauptbetriebswerk­bauunterbeamten­gesellschaft, and Augeninnendruckmessgeräteprüfungsgesetzverpflichtungsformularvordrucklayouterstellungsassistent.

Sunny2's avatar

luminescence It’s the sound of the word, the concept of the meaning, and the feel of it in my mouth that I like so much.

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