32 Weird and beautiful words in the English language
These are some very obscure words with attractive sounds and meanings that might be useful to someone, somewhere, someday *cough*shop or blog names*cough*.
Aubade (noun) ~ Song or poem about or celebrating the dawn.
Brontide (noun) ~ Low, distant rumbling from thunder or another booming sound.
Bucolic (adj) ~ Life in the country.
Chatoyant (adj) ~ To shine like a cat’s eye.
Chimerical (adj) ~ Fantasy, hopes that seem impossible.
Clinquant (adj) ~ Sparkling or like tinsel, (noun) imitation gold leaf.
Cynosure (noun) ~ Center of attration, a beautiful focal point.
Efflorescence (noun) ~ Blossoming or manifesting full potential.
Ephemeral (adj) ~ Lasting for a very short amount of time.
Euphonious (adj) ~ Sounds that are pleasing to the ear.
Enrapture (verb) ~ To fill with excitement or joy.
Gambol (verb) ~ To frolic or jump around joyfully.
Idyllic (adj) ~ Simple, pleasing, content.
Inglenook (noun) ~ A cozy nook by a fireplace.
Lilt (noun) ~ Cheerful and rhythmic music.
Mellifluous (adj) ~ Sounds that are sweet and seem to flow smoothly.
Panacea (adj) ~ A total cure-all.
Penumbra (noun) ~ A weak shadow or partially shaded area.
Petrichor (noun) ~ The earthy smell after it rains after a dry spell.
Pyrrhic (adj) ~ Successful but with negative results along the way, “a pyrrhic victory”.
Quiescent (adj) ~ Still and quiet.
Raconteur (noun) ~ A skilled storyteller.
Redamancy (noun) ~ The act of loving in return.
Redolent (adj) ~ Aromatic, fragrant.
Resonant (adj) ~ A fulfilling echo.
Rhapsodic (adj) ~ Extravagantly emotional.
Scintilla (noun) ~ A spark or small piece of evidence.
Selcouth (adj) ~ Unusual, strange.
Sempiternal (adj) ~ Lasting forever.
Serendipity (noun) ~ Finding something positive unexpectedly while searching for something else.
Susurrus (noun) ~ Whisper-like sounds, rustling.
Vestige (noun) ~ A trace or evidence left behind.