Author/editor Karen Ball posted a link to a list of the 100 Most Beautiful Words in English. Being a lover of language, and obscure words (my favorite dictionary being my nearly foot-thick 1939 Websters), I had to check it out. And post it here too.

100 Most Beautiful Words in English

My favorite brand-spanking-new-to-me word? Chatoyant: Like a cat’s eye (not the shape, I discovered, after looking it up in the nearly foot-thick 1939 Websters, but changeable in hue or color, like a cat’s eyes in the dark).

Here be a sampling of other lovely words:

Ebullience Bubbling enthusiasm.
Imbroglio An altercation or complicated situation.
Inglenook A cozy nook by the hearth.
Labyrinthine Twisting and turning.
Onomatopoeia A word that sounds like its meaning.
Serendipity Finding something nice while looking for something else. 
Tintinnabulation Tinkling.

I’m tempted to try and use all 100 of them in WILLA.

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