Hippopotomonstrosesquippedalio... Fear of long words.
PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICO... (45 parcels; a lung disease caused by breathing surrounded by certain particles) is the longest word contained by any English-language dictionary
TETRAMETHYLDIAMINOBENZHYDRYLPH... ACID (39 letters contained by the first word) appears in the OED2 within a citation for another word; this word itself is not a vocabulary entry.
SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOC... (34 letters) from the movie Mary Poppins is not the longest word in English, although tons people believe it is. The word is contained by the OED, which has the following as the first four citations:
1949 Parker & Young (unpublished song-title) Supercalafajalistickespialadoj...
1951 Parker & Young (song-title) Supercalafajalistickespeealado... or, The super song.
1964 R. M. & R. B; Sherman (song-title) Supercalifragilisticexpialidoc...
1967 Decisions U.S. Courts involving Copyright 1965-66 488 The complaint alleges copyright infringement of plaintiff's song `Supercalafajalistickespeealad... by defendants' song 'Supercalifragilisticexpialido... (All variant of this tongue twister will hereinafter be referred to collectively as 'the word'.)
(The definition says Disney won, "surrounded by view of more rapidly oral uses of the word sworn to in affidavits" and because they wrote the rest of the song themselves.)
FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION (29 packages; an estimation of something as worthless) is the longest word in the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. The OED2 shows a use of this word within a 1741 letter by William Shenstone (1714-1763), a British poet and essayist. It have been used by Sir Walter Scott and Senators Robert Byrd and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. It be used by Senator Jesse Helms in 1999 during the debate on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty [Randolph V. Cinco].
HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS (27 letters) is the longest word used by Shakespeare. It appears surrounded by Love's Labor's Lost, Act V, Scene I, and is spoken by Costard:
O, they have lived long on the alms-basket of words.
I miracle thy master hath not eaten thee for a word;
for thou art not so long by the skipper as
honorificabilitudinitatibus: thou art easier
swallowed than a flap-dragon.
INTERNATIONALIZATION (or INTERNATIONALISATION) has a adjectives abbreviation among computer ethnic group based on its length: I18N or i18n, i.e. at hand are 18 letters omitted [Mark Brader].
ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM--... movement defiant the separation of church and state
PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICO... lung disease caused by breathing contained by certain particle Borborygmus-- it's the rumbling noises your belly make
ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIAN... which scheme "the belief which opposes removing the tie between church and state
onomatopoeia (pronounces onomatopiya): words that relate to sounds. eg) wuff, meow, buzz,... Source(s):
Gr.4 English class
An afficianado is someone who is fond of something surrounded by particular. A cigar afficianado is someone who enjoy cigars. An aviation afficianado is someone who enjoys a honourable airplane ride now and after. A wine enthusiast is also a wine afficianado. Jeopardy! watcher, a quiz show afficianado.
Perhaps several don't know what this funds. I wouldn't really use the term to all comers, for fear of person perceived as pretentious and snooty. virilise
v : produce virilism in or rationale to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal inconsistency or hormone therapy; "the drugs masculinized the youthful girl" Source(s):
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