ENGLISH is the richest of the world's 3000 languages.The new Oxford dictionary in 2 volumes lists 75,00,000 words.This dictionary was first published in 1933.Nearly about 2,00,000 words are in current use.CHINESE is second.But the total number of words is not yet declared.GERMAN has a vocabulary of only 1,84,000 and FRENCH has only 1,00,000.ENGLISH is the mother tongue of more than 320 million people.
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1- HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS (27 Letters)
This word is found in the CHAMBERS dictionary.It occurs in SHAKESPEARE'S play "LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST".Meaning of this word is "with honourablenesses"
2- ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM (28 letters)
This is one of the longest words in English. Means 'the act of opposing the separation of church and state'
3- FLONOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION (29letters)
This is the LONGEST WORD found in English dictionaries like CHAMBERS & OXFORD .Which means "the action or habit of estimating something as worthless".
4- The Most Commonly Used Words In Written English
5- A reasonably common word which contains all five VOWELS each used once,and in their alphabetical order
6- A SEVEN Letter Word Which Doesn't Use Any Vowels
7- A WORD WITH MORE THAN 15 LETTERS IN WHICH THE ONLY VOWELS IS "e"
A PALINDROME is a word or a sentance that reads as the same backward & forward. PALINDROME was invented by the GREAK Poet SOTADAS.So they are sometimes called as SOTADICS in his honour