Phonaesthetics

Well, not much of a type topic, but thought it be interesting to see other examples of phonaesthetics, or words/phrases that have a beautiful sound when spoken.

The most famous being : cellar door

Here's a few words I find pleasant to say,

battlecreek
steeplechase
zanzibar

Fontgrube's picture

I thought beauty was in the ear of the be... er .. hearer.
I like to pronounce Gambolputty de von Ausfern -schplenden -schlitter -crasscrenbon -fried -digger -dangle -dungle -burstein -von -knacker -thrasher -apple -banger -horowitz -ticolensic -grander -knotty -spelltinkle -grandlich -grumblemeyer -spelterwasser -kürstlich -himbleeisen -bahnwagen -gutenabend -bitte -eine -nürnburger -bratwustle -gerspurten -mit -zweimache -luber -hundsfut -gumberaber -shönendanker -kalbsfleisch -mittler -raucher von Hautkopft very much:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDPqB9i1ScY

oldnick's picture

"Syzygy" is mellifluous, as is "Mellifluous"...

Jean Paul Beumer's picture

Philip E. Marlow in The Singing Detective:

What's the loveliest word in the English language, officer? In the sound it makes in the mouth? In the shape it makes in the page? "E-L-B-O-W"

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