Guinness World Records Words
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Longest English word consisting of only vowels
Euouae — Medieval musical term which indicates the vowels of the syllables of “seculorum Amen,” which ends the “Gloria Patri.”
Longest English word with letters arranged in alphabetical order
Aegilops — 1) A genus of goatgrass; 2) Stye in inner corner of eye
Shortest word in the English language that contains all five vowels
Eunoia — “beautiful thinking” or denotes a normal mental state.
Longest English word consisting strictly of alternating consonants and vowels
Honorificabilitudinitatibus —“With honorableness” (a nonsense word from medieval literature).
Longest English word in which each letter occurs at least twice
Unprosperousness — The state or condition of being unprosperous.
Longest English word with only one vowel
Strengths — The quality or state of being strong, in particular.
Longest English word with letters arranged in reverse alphabetical order
Spoonfeed — Feed (someone) by using a spoon, or provide (someone) with so much help or information that they do not need to think for themselves.