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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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NebulaIX

3 years ago

what is the longest word anyway?

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killerjackalope

10 years ago

Could have just called it sparkly lung...

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Rotten194killerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

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

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The Jamalam

10 years ago

Hehe, I have this word memorised :P

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FlumpkinsThe Jamalam

Reply 10 years ago

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

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skunkbait

10 years ago

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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Flumpkinsskunkbait

Reply 10 years ago

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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skunkbaitFlumpkins

Reply 10 years ago

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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skunkbaitFlumpkins

Reply 10 years ago

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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skunkbaitLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

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