Favorite Words?

[name]Hi[/name], berries! I have a seemingly-off-subject request that nevertheless I think you all, as lovers of sound and syllable, will enjoy. I was wondering what your favorite words are? [name]Do[/name] you like words for their flow or rhythm, or their meaning, or some other reason? [name]Do[/name] your word-fetishes relate to your name-fetishes? :slight_smile:
Thanks! I’m curious to know because a college application asks for my favorite word. I have several – mellifluous, noon, marsupial, apple – but I want to know yours!

I can think of these words off the top of my head.
Lullaby - Childhood memories of a more innocent time in life
Loo - English word for toilet which just makes me smile every time I hear it
Melodious - A quality that alot of today’s music lack
Pomegranate - aka happy fruit

I would say superfluous. I don’t know what it is, but I love that word. I think it might be the ‘uou’ part. I try to work it into my every day conversations as much as I can.

[name]Jubilee[/name]/Jubilation - I love the quirky sound and meaning of both. I just can’t not be happy when I say them! Plus the long u sound helps, I just can’t not love long vowel sounds. That being my favorite.

[name]Ocean[/name] - Probably has more to do with meaning, I grew up on the coast, than anything. The word just seems so peaceful and calming. Much prefer it to sea.

Maple - It’s just so spunky and cute. Reminds me of fall, and I love fall!

Cranberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, etc. - I don’t know why but I love them all, even have a fish named [name]Strawberry[/name].

Estuary - body of water. I don’t even like large bodies of water, and yet I love this word. It just sounds so pretty when it’s said.

[name]Alexis[/name]

This is my mom’s favorite word!

Mine is whimsical. I don’t know why-it’s just a yummy word!
I also like clandestine and incandescent.

My favorites are surreptitious (since I was a little girl, I don’t know why but I’ve always declared it as my favorite) and sanguine.

In addition to superfluous, I also love sycophantic, serendipitous, and supercilious. I think I’m seeing a trend. I just like large adjectives beginning with S. (:

My favorite word would have to be serendipity. It means ‘something not looked for’ and I think it has a beautiful sound to it.

Wow! I don’t have a favourite word but I love all of the suggestions so far! The last post reminded me of a book series I read as a kid- [name]Serendipity[/name]! I believe she’s a pink dragon. Anyways the book I had was “[name]Leo[/name] the Lop”.

If I had to pick, I guess Supercalifragilisticexpialodocious. Great song, great word. :slight_smile:

[name]Mischa[/name], pomegranate’s one of my favorites too! I love how it’s spelled. Here are some more of mine:

ruminate
cake
melancholy
prandicle
snollygoster
voluminous
mischievous
befuddle
chartreuse
spatula
stellar
cellar

Oh, Irisrose, I love voluminous too ( I think it’s the long “u” sound and the way if flows off the tongue). Melancholy is a lovely word as well but it’s a shame about the meaning.

I also love the word melancholy. So pretty. Other favorites:

whisper
serendipity
dream
surly
flutterby (another name for butterfly)
faraway
heaven
hallelujah
melodious
boondoggle
serene

It’s not the meaning of the words but just the way they sound that makes me love them.

lark
ecstasy
sullen
wanderlust (I hope I spelled that right)
lilac
mourning
epiphany
renaissance
lyric
angelic
clairvoyant