I once read this list somewhere on the interweb, and I found it so beautiful, I copy and pasted it into a blank document and left it there. I came across it again this morning, and I thought it so lovely it had to be shared! (PS. I’m sorry I hadn’t put down where I’d found it… If this is yours, let me know and I’ll credit you! You have really wonderful taste in words.) Without further ado, here is List # 10, or Words “I” like to Say.
Words I like to Say
- cellar door
And here are a few more I found rendered upon a simple googling of “the most beautiful words”. Part 2 of List # 10.
AHEM! Miss Swinton!
I love this one. Always makes me think of how my future British husband will refer to me. “Yes well, when we met she was wearing this ludicrous orange poncho which was actually most becoming if you can believe it or not.” Le sigh!
To think alone.
Like a cat’s eye.
This one always makes me think of this line delivered from the Weasley Twins “Hello, Harry, we thought we heard your dulcet tones”
Dropping a sound or syllable in a word.
Good word! As my parents oft exclaim mid Scrabble game.
A good potion.
Again, I think of Harry Potter. Thank you to JK Rowling for at once illuminating my childhood, and expanding my vocabulary..
Beauty and persuasion in speech.
(AKA, Barack Obama)
Reminds me of retching… Rather opposite in meaning haha
Not too sure about Fugacious. I do like fleeting though, so it stays :)
To skip or leap about joyfully.
The finest piece of thread, a spider’s silk
Oh, Emily Dickison, you will always have my heart.
Happy, sunny, care-free.
Lovely meaning, don’t you think?
Beginning, in an early stage.
Made me think of Insipid, which also a nice word
A naïve young woman.
These past two will definitely be used in soon journal entries! Days on the Gulf Islands..
To move musically or lively.
Slender and flexible.
An unconquerable archenemy.
The sea between the horizon and the offshore.
The smell of earth after rain.
!!! I didn’t know this word existed! How perfect! I’ll have to trade it in on my list of favourite smells.
This word seems to constantly be stuck in my head!
Finding something nice while looking for something else.
I don’t like this one, but that’s most likely because of my automatic association to that dreadful movie..
Light, delicate or warm and sunny.
My Dad looooves to slip this word in, usually as adverb(!) whenever he can.