28
Jul
09

Shortest and Longest Word


Shortest word should be “a” or “I” naa… Or prolly there are words that are half sounding…

Longest one according to Wiki is
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis .

Thats 45 letters. There are longer words but are not recognized by most dictionaries.

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of siliceous volcanic dust.
This is the longest word in any English dictionary. However, it was coined by Everett Smith, the President of The National Puzzlers’ League, in 1935 purely for the purpose of inventing a new “longest word”. The Oxford English Dictionary described the word as factitious. Nevertheless it also appears in the Webster’s, Random House, and Chambers dictionaries.

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2 Responses to “Shortest and Longest Word”


  1. July 31, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Another longest word: The Oxford English Dictionary contains
    pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (30 letters)
    /pseu•do•pseu•do•hy•po•para•thy•roid•ism/
    Meaning: an incomplete form of pseudohypoparathyroidism marked by the same constitutional features but by normal levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood serum.


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