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.


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