10 Best-Sounding Words in the English Language
A set of bells or of slabs of metal, stone, wood, etc., producing musical tones when struck.
To begin to grow light as the sun rises.
Consisting of, relating to, or containing gold.
A song to quiet children or lull them to sleep.
Emitting light; shining.
A sweet or agreeable succession of arrangements of sounds.
Water in the form of particles floating or falling in the atmosphere at or near the surface of the earth and approaching the form of rain.
A soft or gentle utterance.
Free from agitation; serene.
10 Worst-Sounding Words in the English Language
Hard or discordant sound.
To chew, grind, or press with a crushing noise.
Affected with gas in the stomach or intestine.
To complain with sustained grumbling.
Popular dance music.
One who exercises power by virtue of his wealth.
The fluid part of the plant.
Violation of allegiance, confidence or faith.
Lists and definitions from ‘The Book of Lists’ by David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace, Corgi, 1980, p. 157. Images from the Internet.
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