Beautiful words

I keep a list of beautiful words. It’s not their meanings I find beautiful, but their sounds. Considering the meanings of a couple of these words, you’ll find this is true. 🙂


vile

slink

squeal

assail

wisp

mist

darting

scurry

scamper

dusk

dim

morrow

swivel

billow

sapphire

spasm

squash

ethereal

exquisite


My favourite of all of these has to be ‘slink’.

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12 thoughts on “Beautiful words

  1. A good list, Benita. I would choose sapphire from your words above. The word reminds me of saffron, which is a word I quite like, too. It’s a word that I also associate with the word ‘steel’… from the classic British TV series “Sapphire and Steel”. Still is another word I quite like… multiple uses and quite ‘flexible’.

    I’m surprised you didn’t have ‘precious’ on your list. Of course, any writer that describes something as ‘precious’ can destroy a scene entirely as the reader immediately pictures Gollum fawning over his ring… sort of like a ‘story-bomb’ moment 😉

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    1. I don’t believe I’ve ever used ‘precious’ in a scene! The subconscious implications are probably too strong…

      I’ve never heard of “Sapphire and Steel”, but it’s a fantastic title. I should look it up. Steel is indeed a good word. I do like the S sound. It has a way of softening hard words.

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  2. I love this list. You have two words I love also. Ethereal and Wisp. Ethereal because it sounds beautiful and fragile and magical and a street near me is named Ethereal -Love it! Wisp because it is fun to say, but also is a word that reminds me of something magical, beautiful- hard to catch, but love to follow and see where the light takes you! Fun read, thanks Benita! ……….I also love what others mentioned such as Song and Screech….great words. I am not sure about SPASM-I must say. lol it just brings me PAIN to say the least!!!!

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