Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lovely Sounding Words--My List

I just read a fun article on what people consider the most beautiful sounding words in the English language.  Because I love lists, I thought I would make my own list, partial as it may be.  Some of these words also have positive connotations, which influence my perception, but others have negative connotations.  Still, even the negative words sound pretty to me, for whatever reason.  The words aren't in any particular order, and some might be repeated.  So onward and outward into that great frontier of audial pleasure.

onward
frontier
venture
lucidity
lament
agnostic
anemone  
alphabet
scissors
meditation
list
listen
listening
listing
repetition
connotation
denotation
dreamer
permission
admission
position
altruist
among
allusion
illustrious
Armageddon 
ameliorate
amorous
armor
automobile
bath
beneath
blithe
bitten
blink
bathe
bathroom
breathe
breath
brine
bumble
bubble
below
cauldron
carport
coniferous
contented
climactic
cylinder
supercilious 
superstitious
dialectic
deciduous
delectable
diabolical
hermaphrodite
demon
denomination
effigy
effluent
flowing
floating
flotation
fabrication
precious
precipitation
botanical
premonition
wavering
waffling
wonderment
enchantment
elusive
didactic
greenhouse
hippopotamus 
precipitate
postpone
theoretically
emphatically
empath
emotional
indigenous
indigent
indignant
malignant
mellifluous
maladaptive
pernicious
insidious
ridiculous
ponderous
poundage
primitive
yellow
mainstream
stream
streaming
studious
thorough
thoroughbred
thirst
tenacious
tentative
tertiary
tremendous
miscellaneous
manipulative
misconstrue
nefarious
statuary
artistic
oil paint
patina
oxidation
indication
vacillate
conducive
intrusive
collaborate
serendipity
melodious
voracious
omelet
toasted
oven
Mignon
minion
fluent
affluent
blatant
rising
raisin
rising
arranged
premonition
ambulatory
ambivalent
talented
accrue
accurate
babbling
babble
suggestive
suggest
obligate
obliterate
officiate
negate
negative
position
perennial
denial
delineate
delegate
ominous
vacuous
assimilate
unilateral
preternatural
parrallel
permeate
permanent
participate
vacate
ambulatory
incision
insinuate
assert
affadavit
meander
wander
wonderous
agitate
iniate
closest
seven
one
won
wonder
wonderful
become
assuming
benefactor
benevolent
propogate
young
elderly
elder
calabash
legumes
ostracize
eliminate
sword
grape
grapple
generous
sweet
repetitive
detonate
escape
love
Spanish
eradicate
middle
Europe
Australia
Oklahoma
Montana
California
Virginia
island
Rhode Island
Islam
Muslim
universe
collaborate
unify
undulate
preocupate
instigate
behavior
savior
Buddha
peanut butter
forget
diaphanous
opaque
opal
translucent
crimson
garden
farther
sisterhood
nebulous
incarcerate
unjustified
belied
cried
denied
obliterate
confiscate
stars
scars
tar
feather
rosiola
broken
hellish
heal
kneel
appeal
reality
spontaneity
perpendicular
similar
friendship
ship
omit
omission
possession
obligation
nation
fascination
tonsil
sinus
blindness
eye
femur
demeanor
uvula
countenance
amount
fountain
mountain
fauna
fern
learning
born
birth
facile
omit
lost
omission 
Vatican
statistician
melodious 

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