11 Great English Words You Have No Idea How to Pronounce

11 Great English Words You Have No Idea How to Pronounce

Is there anything more embarrassing than pronouncing a word incorrectly and then having some friendly helpy-helper correct your pronunciation, particularly when it’s in front of a crowd? Horrifying.

Improve your vocabulary and fool the pronunciation-police by using the words below. I have provided both the words meaning and its proper pronunciation so you have no excuse for neglecting to drop these linguistic bombs into your next conversation.

Read on for 11 great English words you, as yet, have no idea how to pronounce.

 

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There’s nothing like the trill of a till opening or a credit card machine spitting out a receipt to lower your heart rate.

 

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Aka. Netflix.

 

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Valid forms of verbal recumbentibus include ‘I never loved you anyway’, ‘you’re fired’ and ‘you’re adopted’.

 

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The origin of this word is Greek but it made it onto the list both because it features in the Oxford English Dictionary and because it has an insane number of vowels.

 

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I don’t think I quite understand the meaning of this word, never mind the pronunciation. Like, a bomb..?

 

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Well, there’s no law against it, is there!

 

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Aren’t we all suffering from eleutheromania?

 

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What a gorgeous, delicious word, one that I presume is derived from the noun ‘abyss’.

 

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Instead of trying to master the pronunciation of this word I think I’ll just stick with saying that I feel ‘well-rested’.

 

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I’ve just drank three cups of coffee one after another so, yeah, oneirataxia you guys.

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