The other day I was reading something somewhere, when I came across an English grammar quiz where I learned that the longest English word without vowels is rhythm.
This got me intrigued and I started preparing a list of longest English words based on some rule.
So here goes.
Longest English word without vowels
Longest English word without consonants
Euouae A type of musical movement in medieval music.
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Longest English Word with no repeated letters
There are actually three such words.
Longest English Word with letters in alphabetical order
Aegilops is the longest word whose letters are arranged in alphabetical order. (stackexchange)
Aegilops is a genus of Eurasian and North American plants in the grass family, Poaceae.
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Longest English Word with letters in reverse alphabetical order
Spoonfeed is the longest word with letters arranged in reverse alphabetical order. (guinessworld)
Longest English Word
An English word that refers to a lung disease that is otherwise known as silicosis. It is the longest word in the English language published in a dictionary, the Oxford English Dictionary.
Longest English Word with alternating consonants and vowels
Honorificabilitudinitatibus is the dative and ablative plural of the medieval Latin word honorificabilitudinitas meaning "the state of being able to achieve honors" (wikipedia).
Longest English Word to play on a musical instrument
Cabbaged and fabaceae, each eight letters long, are the longest words that can be played on a musical instrument. rinkworks
Image Source: Kinlochleven High School Music Department
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Longest English Word made up of Roman Numerals.
Cimicic and Cimicid, each seven letters long, are the longest words that are exclusively made up of Roman Numerals.
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