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60+ Beautiful Words to Celebrate English [2020]

While English doesn’t sound as romantic as Latin or French, there are certain words in the English language that are beautiful. These beautiful words don’t necessarily have a beautiful definition, but they absolutely leave you thinking about the beauty of the language after you say the word.

Each of these beautiful words in the English language has the meaning below them. They vary in verbs, adjectives, or nouns. Hopefully, this list of beautiful words can help you increase your vocabulary or at least provide you a pleasing word to introduce into your daily rapport.

Beautiful Words List

Aspiration

a strong desire to achieve something high or great.

Brood

a group having a common nature or origin.

Bucolic

relating to or typical of rural life.

Bungalow

relating to or typical of rural life.

Dalliance

an act of dallying.

Dapper

neat and trim in appearance.

Dauntless

incapable of being intimidated or subdued.

Demesne

manorial land actually possessed by the lord and not held by tenants.

Demure

affectedly modest, reserved, or serious.

Desire

to long or hope for : exhibit or feel desire for.

Dulcet

sweet to the taste.

Ebullience

the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts or feelings.

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Effervescent

having the property of forming bubbles : marked by or producing effervescence.

Elated

marked by high spirits.

Elegance

refined grace or dignified propriety.

Eloquence

discourse marked by force and persuasiveness.

Embolden

to impart boldness or courage to : to instill with boldness, courage, or resolution enough to overcome timidity or misgiving.

Ephemeral

lasting a very short time.

Eternity

infinite time

Euphoria

a feeling of well-being or elation.

Forbearance

a refraining from the enforcement of something (such as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.

Formidable

having qualities that discourage approach or attack.

Fugacious

lasting a short time

Gregarious

tending to associate with others of one’s kind.

Harmonious

having agreement among musical components : musically concordant.

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Illuminate

to supply or brighten with light.

Illustrious

notably or brilliantly outstanding because of dignity or achievements or actions.

Imbrication

an overlapping of edges (as of tiles or scales).

Inglenook

a nook by a large open fireplace.

Jewel

a precious stone.

Jubilant

feeling or expressing great joy.

Kalon

the ideal of physical and moral beauty especially as conceived by the philosophers of classical Greece.

Languor

weakness or weariness of body or mind.

Lavish

expending or bestowing profusely.

Limerence

the state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one’s feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship.

Love

an intense feeling of deep affection.

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Magnificence

the quality of being magnificent.

Majestic

having or showing impressive beauty or dignity.

Optimistic

hopeful and confident about the future.

Opulence

great wealth or luxuriousness.

Phenomena

a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.

Plethora

a large or excessive amount of (something).

Pristine

in its original condition; unspoiled.

Quaint

attractively unusual or old-fashioned.

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Quintessence

the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.

Revel

enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing.

Revival

an improvement in the condition or strength of something.

Ripple

a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by an object dropping into it or a slight breeze.

Sempiternal

eternal and unchanging; everlasting.

Serendipity

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

Serenity

the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.

Sincere

free from pretense or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings.

Solace

comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.

Sublime

of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe.

Summery

characteristic of or suitable for summer.

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Sumptuous

splendid and expensive-looking.

Tranquility

the quality or state of being tranquil; calm.

Transience

the state or fact of lasting only for a short time; transitory nature.

Unparalleled

having no parallel or equal; exceptional.

Woebegone

sad or miserable in appearance.

Zany

amusingly unconventional and idiosyncratic.

Vocabulary FAQ

Common questions asked by English word seekers.

Is love the most beautiful English word?

In terms of its meaning, the word love absolutely is.

Which words have beautiful meanings?

Many of the words in this list have beautiful meanings. For example, Sublime, Solace, Serenity.

Is the English word meaning on each of these words the only definition?

No. We have selected the one that helps explain the word the most. But some words can be used as adjectives, nouns, or verbs. And that changes their definition in English.

Why is English not the most beautiful language?

It would be difficult to say it is not a beautiful language. But take one of the words above and translate the word to the Latin word, Greek word, or French word. Then listen to how it is pronounced. You can do this using Google Translate. You will be able to hear how the English version of the word sounds less appealing than the others.

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