Barely known words that will tug at your heart with their beauty

most beautiful lesser known english words
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For everyone who is a lover of words, nothing lends delight greater than a chance encounter with an immensely poetic and lissome muttering. All such word lovers out there, read on therefore to discover some of the most beautiful words that will totally have you out and over in love!

Ammil

The thin film of ice that lacquers all leaves, twigs and grass blades when a freeze follows a partial thaw, and that in sunlight can cause a whole landscape to glitter.

Limerence

A deep infatuation or crush that lasts for a much longer time span

Accismus

Accismus
Source: Wattpad

The pretended refusal of something one keenly desires.

Crepuscular

Crepuscular
Source: EarthSky

Resembling or relating to twilight.

Inglenook

A space on either side of a large fireplace.

Petrichor

petrichor
Source: Pluviophile

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

Phosphenes

A sensation of a ring or spot of light produced by pressure on the eyeball or direct stimulation of the visual system other than by light.

Syzygy

A conjunction or opposition, especially of the moon with the sun.

Tachygraphy

Tachygraphy
Source: Flickr

Stenography or shorthand, especially that of ancient or medieval scribes.

Vellichor

The strange wistfulness of used bookstores.

Denouement

Denouement
Source: MEME

The final part of a play, film, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved.

Sonder

The profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passed in the street, has a life as complex as one’s own, which they are constantly living despite one’s personal lack of awareness of it.

Purlieu

The area near or surrounding a place.

Meliorism

The belief that the world can be made better by human effort.

Métier

métier
Source: Famous Quotes & Sayings

An occupation or activity that one is good at.

Susurration

Whispering or rustling.

Colonnade

A row of evenly spaced columns supporting a roof, an entablature, or arches.

Cloister

A covered walking path with a colonnade on one side, running along the side of a building or buildings facing a quadrangle. 

Prolixity

Prolixity
Source: Shutterstock

The fact of using too many words and therefore being boring or difficult to read or listen to.

Fustian

Pompous or pretentious speech or writing.

Redolent

Having or emitting fragrance, or else suggestive of or reminiscent of something

Dulcet

Sweet and soothing.

Vesperal

Pertaining to evening.

Onomatopoeia

A word which imitates the natural sounds of a thing.

Offing

Offing
Source: Flickr

The more distant part of the sea in view.

Propinquity

The state of being close to someone or something.

Riparian

Relating to or situated on the banks of a river.

Scintilla

Scintilla
Source: Shutterstock

A tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling.

Tintinnabulation

Tintinnabulation
Source: Pinterest

A ringing or tinkling sound.

Magniloquent

Magniloquent
Source: Lawhimsy

Using high-flown or bombastic language.

Incantation

Incantation
Source: Flickr

A series of words said as a magic spell or charm.

Panoply

panoply
Source: Pinterest

An extensive or impressive collection.

Pastiche

Pastiche
Source: SlideShare

An artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.

Nudiustertian

Nudiustertian
Source: Wattpad

Of or relating to the day before yesterday

Pauciloquent

A person of few words.

Nefelibata

Nefelibata
Source: Wix.com

An individual who lives in the clouds of her own imagination or dreams.

Kalon

Kalon
Source: Twitter

Ideal perfect beauty in the physical and moral sense.

Paroxysm

PAROXYSM
Source: Facebook

A sudden outburst of emotion.

Yestreen

Last evening or night.

Psithurism

Psithurism
Source: Flickr

The sound of wind in the trees and rustling of leaves.

Philocaly

Philocaly
Source: Gramho.com

The love of beauty.

Sybaritic

Sybaritic
Source: Shutterstock

Fond of sensuous luxury or pleasure; self-indulgent.


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