Top Ten Long Words in English Language Cover

We encounter long words in every language. It is somewhat exciting and irritating to encounter long words in a language, as it is hard to pronounce and remember the exact spelling. We have compiled a list of top 10 long words in English.

Top Ten Longs Words in English Language with Pronunciation and their Meaning

10. OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICAL 

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICAL
OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICAL
  • [Adj., 22 Letters] 
  • [o-to-rhi-no-lar-yn-go-logi-cal]  
  • ओटो-राइनो-लाईरिंगो-लॉजिकल

It refers to a branch of medical science which deals with the treatment of head, neck, ear, throat and nose disorders.

9. THYROPARATHYROIDECTOMIZED

THYROPARATHYROIDECTOMIZED
THYROPARATHYROIDECTOMIZED
  • [Noun, 25 Letters]
  • [thi"ro-par"ah-thi"roi-dek'tah-mi-zed] 
  • थाइरो-पैरा-थाईरॉय-डेक्ट-ओमाइज़्ड

It is a medical term which refers to the process of cutting out Thyroid and Parathyroid glands.

8. RADIOIMMUNOELECTROPHORESIS

RADIOIMMUNOELECTROPHORESIS
RADIOIMMUNOELECTROPHORESIS
  • [Noun, 26 Letters]
  • [ra-dioim-mun-o-elec-tro-phor-e-sis] 
  • रेडियो-इम्यूनो-इलेक्ट्रो-फोरेसिस

Immunoelectrophoresis (Electrophoresis to separate antigens and antibodies) using antigens or antibodies labelled with radioisotopes.

7. HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS

HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS
HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS
  • [Noun, 27 Letters]
  • [hon - ori - fi- ca - bil - i - tu- dini- tat - i- bus] 
  • ऑनरी-फिकेबिलि-ट्यूडनी-टैटिबस

This is the longest word ever applied by Shakespeare which stands for the state of being able to achieve honours.

6. ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM

ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM
ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM
  • [Noun, 28 Letters]
  • [an-tee-dis-uh-stab-lish-muh n-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] 
  • एन्टी-डिस-एस्टेब्लिस-मेनटेरि-निज़म

Originally described opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England, but now it may refer to any opposition to withdrawing government support of a particular church or religion.

5. FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION

FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION
FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION
  • [Noun, 25 Letters]
  • [flok-suh-naw-suh-nahy-hil-uh-pil-uh-fi-key-shuh n] 
  • फ्लॉक्सि-नॉसिनी-हिली-पिली-फिकेशन

Is the estimation of something as valueless. Ironically, floccinaucinihilipilification is a pretty valueless word itself; it’s almost never used except as an example of a long word.

4. PSEUDOPSEUDOHYPOPARATHYROIDISM

PSEUDOPSEUDOHYPOPARATHYROIDISM
PSEUDOPSEUDOHYPOPARATHYROIDISM
  • [Noun, 30 Letters]
  • [Pseu-do-pseu-do-hy-po-par-a-thy-roid-ism] 
  • स्वीडो-स्वीडो-हाइपो-पर-आ-थाई-रॉय-डिज़्म

An inherited disorder that closely simulates the symptoms but not the consequences of pseudohypoparathyroidism and, thus it has mild or no manifestations of hypoparathyroidism or tetanic convulsions.

3. SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS
SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS
  • [Adj., 34 Letters]
  • [soo-per-kal-uh-fraj-uh-lis-tik-ek-spee-al-i-doh-shuh s] 
  • सूपर-कैली-फ़्रजालिस्टिक-एक्सपी-एलिडोशस

This long word is used as a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English.

2. HEPATICOCHOLANGIOCHOLECYSTENTEROSTOMIES

HEPATICOCHOLANGIOCHOLECYSTENTEROSTOMIES
HEPATICOCHOLANGIOCHOLECYSTENTEROSTOMIES
  • [Noun, 39 Letters]
  • [hepatico-chol-angio-chol-ecy-sten-terostomies] 
  • हेपटिको-कॉलेंजिओ-कॉलेसी-स्टेनटेरो-स्टोमीज़

A surgical creation of a connection between the gall bladder and a hepatic duct and between the intestine and the gall bladder.

With 45 letters, the name of a disease holds the first position in our list. Feeling dizzy?

#1 in the list of long words:

1. PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS

PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS
PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS
  • [Noun, 45 Letters]
  • [noo-muh-noh-uhl-truh-mahy-kruh-skop-ik-sil-i-koh-vol-key-noh-koh-nee-oh-sis] 
  • न्युमोनो-अल्ट्रा-माइक्रोस्कोपिक-सिलिको-वोलकेनो-कोनिओसिस

It is an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust, sometimes cited as one of the longest words in the English language.

Interestingly the first position is shared by one more word which is its plural Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokonioses.

Probably 45 characters long word is not easy to memorize. Few people feel persistent or irrational fear of long words called hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (Noun, 35 Letters) has been exempted from the list.

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Sudhanshu Tripathi

Sudhanshu Tripathi

Added Top Ten Long Words in English Language on June 25, 2017
Sudhanshu Tripathi is an Assistant Meteorologist in Indian Meteorological Department. He has completed Masters in English Literature from Kanpur University.
Last updated by Administrator on February 12, 2019

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#Submitted by Apoorv Chaurasia (not verified) on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 18:23

Hi! I knew the number 1 and can spell! Even speak fast! 😀 Interesting to know that you people are also for JNV. How can I help you grow? I am a Graphic Designer. And over all I am a JNV Alumni too! 🙂

Sudhanshu Tripathi Sudhanshu Tripathi
Sudhanshu Tripathi is an Assistant Meteorologist in Indian Meteorological Department. He has completed Masters in English Literature from Kanpur University.

#Submitted by sud on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 18:51

In reply to by Apoorv Chaurasia (not verified)

Hi Apoorv Sir, Thank you for motivating us. We will be in your contact soon. 🙂

#Submitted by Ashish Paswan (not verified) on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 18:23

Good work guys.

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