Hard to Pronounce Words

 

 

Apopathodiaphulatophobie
French word meaning "fear of constipation".

Balayage and Écaille
Words of French origin which indicate two different techniques for highlighting hair. 

Bárðarbunga  
Bardarbunga is an Icelandic volcano, such as Eyjafjallajökullthe volcano that disrupetd flights in Europe when it erupted.

Batrachomyomachy
English word that define an epic poem on a battle between frogs and mice, a parody of the Iliad. It can be used to mean "a silly fight", "a tempest in a teacup".

Exacerbate
English word which means to make a situation worse, to aggravate something, to increase the violence of a situation, to embitter the feelings of a person.

Faux-fuyant
French term to indicate an excuse, a subterfuge, but also to give evasive answers or to prevaricate. 
Originally, faux-fuyant was a footpath in the woods.

Floccinaucinihilipilification
English word which indicates the action or habit of estimating something as worthless.

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
English term meaning the fear of long words... Stay calm and repeat it.

Kakorrhaphiophobia
English term meaning "abnormal fear of failure".

Librocubicularist
Unusual English word to define a person who reads in bed. 

Milano
Capital of Lombardy, in Italy, Milano will host the Expo World Fair 2015 with the slogan Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life (1 May - 31 October 2015)

Nudiustertian
English word meaning the day before yesterday.

Onomatopoeia
English term, of Greek origin, which refers to words that imitate the sound that they are describing. Like bump, hoink, gobble…

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
English term used to describe a lung disease caused by silica dust. It is one of the longest words in the English language.

Pot pourri
French term which indicates a mixture of different things. Mostly used to indicate a mixture of dried flowers, leaves and spices placed in a bowl to fill a room with a pleasant scent. 

Prestidigitateur
French word meaning "prestidigitator", someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience.

Thoroughly
English term which means “completely”, “fully”, “properly”. The word is considered very hard to pronounce even by English speakers.

Turandot
Giacomo Puccini's opera. The audience clapped for 11 minutes at Milan’s La Scala opera house where Turandot was on the program, on May 1st, for the opening of Expo 2015.

Yuccie
Derived from Young Urban Creatives, Yuccie is the new urban fashion tendency which replaced the Hipster one. 

 

 

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