The most beautiful words in the English Language

Recentment l’empresa BuzzFeed va fer una enquesta a Twitter demanant quines eres les paraules de la llengua anglesa més boniques o preferides dels twitaires, que van escollir-les no només en base al significat sino també a la sonoritat o a les associaciones emocionals de cada mot.  Avui us oferim les deu que més ens han agradat a nosaltres, juntament amb la seves respectives definicions:

1 mellifluous
(adj) a sound that is sweet and smooth, pleasing to hear.

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2 ineffable
(adj) too great to be expressed in words.

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3 hiraeth 
(n) a homesickness for a home you can’t return to, or that never was.

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4 serendipity
(n) the chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way

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ethereal
(adj): extremely delicate, light, not of this world.

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6 petrichor
(n) the pleasant, earthy smell after rain.

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7 epiphany
(n) a moment of suddent revelation.

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8 phosphenes
(n) the light and colours produced by rubbing you eyes.
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9 oblivion
(n) the state of being unaware of what is happening to you.

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10 sonder
(n): the realization that each passerby has a life as vívid and complex as your own.
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