80 Most Beautiful Words in The World (With Definitions)

What categorizes a word to be among the most beautiful words in the world?

Well, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. There are however, a few approaches that reveal the strongest contenders that are fit to be among the most beautiful words in the world.

Most of the words in that category either roll of the tongue beautifully or simply have stunning or positive meanings.

When asked what the most beautiful words were, another percentage of people being interviewed chose words like mother, love, eternity, smile and so forth.

This indicates that the other approach to picking the most beautiful words is by the feelings they invoke or what they represent.

But who is to say that the most beautiful word in the world is not in another language? This approach is also used to determine which word makes the list.

So in this article we shall look at some of the most beautiful words with beautiful meanings.

We shall also look at some of the most beautiful words in the world in all languages.


80 Most Beautiful Words In the World


1. Epeolatry

Pronunciation: ep – I – OL – uh – tree

Definition: epeolatry means the worship of words.


2. Bibliosmia

Pronunciation: bib – lee -oz – mee – ah

Definition: this is a multisensory experience that means the magnificent smell of a good book.


3. Eglaf

Pronunciation: eh – g – lah – f

Definition:  eglaf is a special that has no meaning in that it can be used in place of any word.


4. Eudaimonia

Pronunciation: U – de – ‘mOn – ia

Definition: a person's state of happiness, well-being characterized by objective flourishing across a lifetime.

One of the Charites who were defined as the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity, and fertility, and the patronesses of amusement and festivities; the retinue of Aphrodite.


5. Kæreste

Pronunciation: ka – reh – s – t

Definition: kæreste is a Danish all-purpose word for a romantic partner that means ‘dearest one. It can refer to either a man or a woman.


6. Eccedentesiast

Pronunciation: ek – sa – den – tea – si – ast

Definition: describes a person who hides pain behind a smile.


7. Serein

Pronunciation: suh – RAN

Definition: the light rain that falls from a clear sky at sunset or in the early hours of night providing an evening serenity.


8. Habromania

Pronunciation: ha – bro – mae – ni – ah

Definition: delusional insanity of happiness or that which adopts a cheerful character.


9. Alate

Pronunciation: ˈeɪ – leɪ – t

Definition: having wings or being lifted up in flight.

Recently; lately; of late (more of an archaic meaning)


10. Kalon

Pronunciation: KAL – en

Definition: beauty that is more than skin-deep. (It is in the physical and moral sense)


11. Metanoia

Pronunciation: meh – tah – NOY – ah

Definition:  the journey of changing one's mind, heart, self or way of life.

A spiritual conversion.


12. Wabi-sabi

Pronunciation: wah – bee – sah – bee

Definition: discovery of beauty in imperfection and the acceptance of the cycle that is life and death.


13. Aphrodite

Pronunciation: a – fro – dait – ih

Definition: A soft and earthy mineral of a white or yellowish color, and with a waxy lustre, found at Langbanshytta in Sweden.

A female given name.

 The goddess of beauty and love, born when Cronus castrated his father, Uranus, and threw his genitalia into the sea.


14. Moonbow

Pronunciation: mu – n – boʊ

Definition:  a rainbow caused by the retraction and reflection of light from the moon.

Lunar rainbow, white rainbow


15. Ukiyo

Pronunciation: u – key – yo

Definition: detached from the hassles of life and living in the moment.


16. Cafune

Pronunciation: ˌka – fu – ˈne

Definition: running your fingers through the hair of someone you love.


17. Nakakapagpabagabag

Pronunciation: na – ka – ka – pag – pa – ba – ˈɡa – baɡ

Definition: causing uneasiness; causing agitation; causing anxiety; anxiety inducing.


18. Sophrosyne

Pronunciation: sō – fros′I – nē  (suh-FROS-uh-nee)

Definition: The Ancient Greek theory of an ideal of goodness of character and soundness of mind, which when combined in one well-balanced individual leads to other traits, such as temperance, moderation, prudence, and self-control.

A main belt asteroid.


19. Goya

Pronunciation: gaw – yah

Definition: the suspension of disbelief that occurs in good story telling.

Bitter melon (edible fruit, especially as it is eaten by Okinawans.)


20. Ethereal

Pronunciation: uh – theeuh – ree – Uhl

Definition: Extremely delicate and light in a way that seems to be out of this world.

Pertaining to the (real or hypothetical) upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere.


21. Epiphany

Pronunciation: uh – pi – fuh – nee

Definition: A moment of sudden realization or revelation.

A manifestation or appearance of a divine or superhuman being.

The appearance of Jesus Christ to the Magi on the twelfth day after Christmas.


22. Euphoria

Pronunciation: yoo – faw – ree – uh

Definition: An excited state of joy; a feeling of intense happiness.


23. Eunoia

Pronunciation: yoo – noy – iea

Definition: A beautiful mind that includes well thinking.


24. Ebullience

Pronunciation: uh – buh – lee – uhns

Definition: The quality of enthusiastic or lively expression of feelings and thoughts.

A boiling or bubbling up.


25. Quintessence

Pronunciation: kwuhn – teh – sns

Definition: A thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something; epitome, prototype.

In physics, it is a hypothetical form of dark energy postulated to explain observations of an accelerating universe.


26. Bibliophile

Pronunciation: bi – blee – uh – file

Definition:  a lover of books/someone who loves to collect, admire and read books.


27. Pristine

Pronunciation: pri – st – een

Definition: Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

Primitive, relating to the earliest state of something.


28. Surreptitiously

Pronunciation: suh – ruhp – ti – shuh – slee

Definition:  In a surreptitious manner; stealthily, furtively, secretly.


29. Serendipity

Pronunciation: seh – ruhn – DI – puh – tee

Definition:  finding something valuable or good that was unplanned for or without looking for it.

The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.


30. Paroxysm

Pronunciation: pa – ruhk – si – zm

Definition: sudden outburst of emotion.

An explosive event during a volcanic eruption.


31. Wanderlust

Pronunciation: wan – der – luhst

 Definition: a strong desire to travel and explore the world.


32. Aeonian

Pronunciation: e – o – ni – an

Definition:  lasting for an indefinite long period of time: eternal, everlasting.


33. Gumusservi

Pronunciation: goo – moo – SAIR – vee

Definition: moonlight shining on water.


34. Diaphanous

Pronunciation: dai – a – fuh – Nuhs

Definition:  Transparent or translucent; allowing light to pass through; capable of being seen through


35. Mellifluous

 Pronunciation: muh – li – floo – uhs

Definition:  Sweet, smooth and musical; pleasant to hear (generally used of a person's voice, tone or writing style).

Flowing like honey.


36. Ailurophile

Pronunciation: ai – luor – ruh – file

Definition:  a cat lover.


37. Wherewithal

Pronunciation: weuh – wih – thawl

Definition:  The ability and means required to accomplish some task.


38. Elixir

Pronunciation: uh – lik – suh

Definition: A substance or liquid which is believed to cure all ills and give eternal life or eternal youth.

A liquid which converts lead to gold.


39. Panacea

Pronunciation: Pa – nuh – see – uh

 Definition: A remedy believed to cure all disease and prolong life that was originally sought by alchemists; a cure-all.

The daughter of Asclepius and Epione; goddess/personification of healing, remedies, cures and panaceas (medicines, salves, ointments and other curatives).


40. Plethora

Pronunciation: Pleh – thuh – ruh

 Definition: An excessive amount or number; an abundance.


41. Chatoyant

Pronunciation: Chuh – toy – Uhnt

Definition: Having a certain optical reflectance effect, which can be likened to the sheen of a spool of silk.

A hard stone, such as the cat's-eye, which presents on a polished surface, and in the interior, an undulating or wavy light.


42. Goldilocks

Pronunciation: Gowl – dee – loks

Definition: a fairy tale character in a traditional story or a person with golden hair, especially a girl with long hair.

A happy medium or optimal point between two extremes.


43. Tintinnabulation

Pronunciation: Tin – tuh – na – byuh – lay – shn

Definition:  tinkling sound, as of a bell or of breaking glass or the ringing of bells.


44. Bumblebee

Pronunciation: Buhm – buhl – bee

Definition: a beautiful mid yellow.

Any of several species of large bee.


45. Hemophilia

Pronunciation: hee – muh – fi- lee – uh

Definition:  Any of several hereditary illnesses that impair the body's ability to control bleeding, usually passed from mother to son.


46. Aesthete

Pronunciation: “es – thet

Definition: someone who is deeply sensitive to the beauty of art and nature.


47. Elysian –

Pronunciation: uh – li – zee – uhn  

Definition: Blissful, happy, and heavenly.

An inhabitant of the mythological Elysium.


48. Hiraeth

Pronunciation: heer – eye – th

Definition: A yearning for a place or home that you cannot return to, or probably never existed or never been to; The nostalgia, the homesickness, the longing, the grief for the lost places.


49. Onism

Pronunciation: Oo – nie – sum

Definition: the awareness of how little of the world you will experience.


50. Kopfkino

Pronunciation: kopf – ki – no

Definition: kopfkino is the act of playing an entire scenario in your head. It is a German originating word that literally translates to ‘head cinema.’


51. Quaintrelle

Pronunciation: quAn – ‘trel

Definition: A woman who is focused on style and leisurely pastimes.


52. Pulchritudinous

Pronunciation: pul – kruh – TOO – di -nuhs

 Definition: Having great physical beauty that is beyond description.


53. Coddiwomple

Pronunciation: kod – ee – wom – pl

Definition: to travel in a purposeful manner towards an unknown destination.


54. Eleutheromania

Pronunciation: E – lyu – the – ro – Mani – a

Definition: A great desire for or obsession with freedom.


55. Nemophilist

Pronunciation: ne – ‘mo – fe – list

Definition: One who is fond of forests or forest scenery; a haunter of the woods.


56. Halcyon

Pronunciation: hal – see – uhn

Definition: characterizing a  period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.

A kingfisher said in classical mythology to nest on the sea, thereby calming the waters.


57. Mysa

Pronunciation: ˈmyː ˌsa

Definition: It is a indian female given name


58. Monachopsis

Pronunciation: MON – a – Cop – sis , mona – chop – sis

Definition: a subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place.


59. Meraki

Pronunciation: may – rah – kee

Definition: To perform a creative project pouring your soul and love in it almost like leaving a piece of yourself behind with it; your essence can be seen in that work.


60. Apricity

Pronunciation: a – pris – ee – tee

Definition: the warmth of the sun during winter.


61. Demure

Pronunciation: duh – myuor

 Definition: Quiet, modest, reserved, sober, or serious. Usually of women.


62. Elision

Pronunciation: uh – li – zhn

Definition:  The deliberate omission of something.


63. Sidereal

Pronunciation: sai – deeuh – ree – uhl

Definition: something that is of or relates to the stars.

64. Destinesia

Pronunciation: De –  stih –  nii –  shya

Definition: an instance of forgetting the purpose of a journey upon reaching the destination


65. Nefelibata

 Pronunciation: ne – fe – lE -‘ba – ta

Definition: one who lives in the cloud of their own imaginations or dreams; cloud walker.


66. Thalassophile

Pronunciation: thal – uh – suh – fīl

Definition: someone who is obsessed with the sea and the ocean.


67. Selenophile

Pronunciation: Se – le – no –  phy – l

 Definition: A person who loves or obsessed with the moon.

Any plant that tends to absorb selenium.


68. Astrophile

Pronunciation: as – tro – phy – l

 Definition: a person who loves stars or astronomy.


69. Reverie

Pronunciation :  reh – vuh – ree

Definition:  being absent minded that you dream while you are awake: an abstracted state of absorption.

A caper, a frolic; merriment

An extravagant conceit of the imagination; a vision.


70. Nephophile

Pronunciation: Ne – fo –  fy – l

Definition: a person who loves clouds.


71. Felicity

Pronunciation: fuh – li – suh – tee

Definition:  Something that is either a source of happiness or particularly apt.

An instance of unexpected good luck; a stroke of luck; also, a lucky characteristic.

An apt and pleasing style in speech, writing, etc.

A female given name.


72. Sturmfrei

Pronunciation: Stuu – rm – frii

Definition: the freedom of not being watched by a parent or a superior; being alone at a place and having the ability to do what you want.


73. Petrichor

Pronunciation: Pet – ri – kuhr

Definition: The distinctive scent that accompanies the first rain after a long, warm, dry spell.

The yellow organic oil that generates this scent.


74. Selcouth

Pronunciation: sel – ko̅o̅ – th′

Definition:  unfamiliar, rare, strange and yet marvelous.


75. Dès vu

Pronunciation: Day vuu

Definition: the illusion of having previously experienced something actually being encountered for the first time


76. Trouvaille

Pronunciation: tru – viI

 Definition: A lucky find, a windfall.


77. Dysania

Pronunciation: diss – an – ya

Definition: A state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning


78. Psithurism

Pronunciation: sith – your – ism

 Definition: The sound of rustling leaves or wind in the trees.


79. Concinnity

Pronunciation: Co – n – sih – nih – ty

Definition: The harmonious reinforcement of the various parts of a work of art.


80. Odyssey

Pronunciation:  o – duh – see

Definition: An extended adventurous voyage. An intellectual or spiritual quest.

An epic poetry passage ascribed to Homer, that describes the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy.


81. Aurora

Pronunciation: uh – raw – ruh

Definition: An atmospheric phenomenon created by charged particles from the sun striking the upper atmosphere, creating colored lights in the sky.

Roman goddess of the dawn; equivalent of the Greek Eos; sister of Luna and Sol.

A female given name.


82. Exulansis

Pronunciation: E – xu – lah – nsis

Definition: The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it.


83. Flawsome

Pronunciation: flow – suhm

Definition: Characterized or marked by flaws while aware that you are awesome regardless of them.


84. Saudade

Pronunciation: sau – da – de

Definition: the persistent love that still resides even after somebody is gone; a nostalgic or melancholic eagerness to be close to someone or something again, that was once yours, or that had been loved and is now lost.


85. Twitterpated

Pronunciation: Twi – tah – pay – te – d

Definition: Smitten or love-struck; romantically infatuated.


86. Laconic

Pronunciation: luh – ko – nuhk

Definition: Using as few words as possible; pithy and concise.

Of or relating to ancient Laconia in Greece.


87. Lagoon

Pronunciation: luh – goon

Definition: A shallow body of water separated from deeper sea by a bar.


88. Lithe

Pronunciation: Lyh – th

Definition: mild or calm.

Frail; capable of being easily bent.

Slim but not skinny


89. Love

Pronunciation: Luh – v

Definition: a strong affection of deep caring for another.

A thing, activity, especially a person who is the object of romantic feelings; a darling, a sweetheart, a beloved.


90. Kalopsia

Pronunciation: Ka – lohp – see – ah

Definition:  the delusion of things being more beautiful than they really are.


Conclusion: Most Beautiful Words in The World

A neat blend of  sound and a beautiful meaning creates the ultimate pleasantness. Arm yourself with these words to be part of your daily vocabulary.

Better yet, they describe so many emotions we thought could not be described or summarized in one word.

With just one stunning word, you can describe a whole new or alien feeling, emotion, life or perceptions that you deemed other worldly.

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