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Pronounciation for one of the longest words in the English Language, (Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis) Answered

I found pronounciation for the longest words I've seen.


Peumono = Noo-muh-No
Ultra = Uhl-tra (DUH)
Microscopic - Mahy-kruh-skop-ik (Double DUH)
Silico - Sil-i-koh
Volcano - Vol-key-noh (Triple DUH)
Coniosis - Kon - ee - oh - sis

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a disease you get from inhaling quartz dust.


what is the longest word anyway?

great pronounciation!

Could have just called it sparkly lung...

Excuse me Doc, could ya check me out please, I think I got sparkly lungs.

Hehe, I have this word memorised :P

Me too. I have actually memorized it so much.. I can spell it!

Thank you. I didn't know the second "o" was pronounced. Now I won't look like a moron next time I say it. (Seriously!)

Your welcome... but I searched "Longest Words" into Wikipedia. I found this (which I've known about for about 3 years) and pasted it onto Dictionary.com. Pronounciation and everything.

Yeah, when I was little (like 8) I learned the word "antidisestablishmentimperialism" but then in 8th grade or so, I learned the meaning of: "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis". I also thought it was "....volcanIcon...". I guess you learn something new every day.

Yes, and no. I googled "antidisestablishmentimperialism", and didn't find it. But years ago I heard it used in a political sense, rather than the religious sense of the word "antidisestablishmentarianism".

I'm from Arkansas. It's all I can do to pronounce monosyllabic words!