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15 Beautiful-Sounding Words That Will Have You Running For The Dictionary

We're all used to hearing words that make people cringe (we're looking at you, "moist") and the ones we're sick of hearing at all (hello, "literally").

But what about the words that are absolutely stunning to listen to — regardless of whether or not their meaning is quite as gorgeous?

In the video above by Buzzfeed, the site has pulled together 15 words that can lull your mind into a sense of tranquility (a word that, incidentally, isn't on the list, but should be). Some of them sound exactly like what you'd want them to, as in the case of "sonorous" (an imposingly deep and full sound), while others, like "defenestration," fall a bit short of expectations.

Of course, this isn't the first list of beautiful words, but we do love the focus on what they sound like spoken aloud. For more options that are simply stunning, take a look at this list posted by user amazingthing on Imgur last year, which includes such favourites as penumbra and emollient.

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