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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.

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis:

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.

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super_me (author)2016-10-06

what is the longest word anyway?

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estherli521 (author)2016-03-28
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killerjackalope (author)2008-12-12

Could have just called it sparkly lung...

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

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The Jamalam (author)2009-07-17

Hehe, I have this word memorised :P

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Flumpkins (author)The Jamalam2009-07-17

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

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skunkbait (author)2008-12-12

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!)

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Flumpkins (author)skunkbait2008-12-13

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.

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skunkbait (author)Flumpkins2008-12-13

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.

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Flumpkins (author)skunkbait2008-12-14

???

Don't you mean Antidisestablishmentarianism?

Anyway, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_words for some others.

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skunkbait (author)Flumpkins2008-12-15

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".

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Flumpkins (author)skunkbait2008-12-15

Oh, yeah perial sounds a bit religous

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skunkbait (author)Lithium Rain2008-12-12

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

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