Beautiful English words

There are beautiful English words that I love saying because they sound so lovely, regardless of the meaning. Some words are beautiful to vocalise. Here are some of my favourite English words.

Ailurophile A cat lover

Brumous Of grey skies and heavy mist

Bucolic In a lovely rural setting

Dalliance A brief love affair

Denouement The final resolution of a story

Embrocation Rubbing of a lotion on the body

Ephemeral Lasting for a very short time

Epiphany A sudden revelation

Evanescent Vanishing quickly

Gambol To skip or jump about joyfully

Halycon Idyllic, happy time in the past

Hiraeth Homesickness for a home you can’t go back to, or that never was

Inglenook A cozy nook by the hearth

Labyrinthine Twisting and turning

Languor Feeling pleasantly tired

Lissome Slender and supple

Mellifluous Sweet sounding

Metanoia A transformative change of heart

Petrichor The smell of the earth after first rain

Redolent Fragrant

Riparian By the bank of a stream

Serendipity The chance occurrence of events leading to a good result

Solitude A state of seclusion or isolation

Susurrous A whispering or rustling sound

Wafture The act of waving

What are some of your favourite-sounding English words? Let me know in the comments below.


Originally published at The Smarter Writer.