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Default What is the longest English word?

Just try to pronounce the last word..


What is the longest English word?

Without proper nouns, names etc


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Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanocon... is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of volcanic ash, causing inflammation in the lungs.'"
Source(s):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_wor...

Seymour Butz Actually the longest word is...

Smiles

There is a mile between the S's.

Rummy The longest word in the english language not related to a medical term is Floccinaucinihilipilification. Jake The Wikipedia page explains the reasons for lots of contenders. I go with Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism... Pneumonoultra... was made up just so they could say it was the longest! It isn't even actually used as a medical diagnosis! That's cheating cause people can always invent something longer! K S It's actually found on LoveNestTV.com

J D Supposedly, the longest non-medical word in the English language used to be floccinaucinihilipilification (in the first edition of the Oxford Dictionary) which just means the act or habit of esteeming something as worthless. Supercalifragilisticexpialidoc... beats it by a few letters. chris Huh.... and all these years i thought it was: supercalifragilisticexpialidoc... Takkun the longest non technincal word is Floccinaucinihilipilification jim g Everyone has the word abbreviated. I thing the full word is: Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico...
kittygir… Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico... USED to be the longest word in the english language.

It can be downloaded as a free ebook at http://marienbadmylove.com/fre... kittygir… And I'm mad because it keeps cutting off the blinkin' word John D omg, i spelled largest wrong. Sorry ahmed a I think that the longest english word will be SMILES because there is a MILE between the first and the last Ss coo_coo_… Ok you guyz got ur facts all wrong pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico... is not the longest word it is in fact the second longest word. rookie35… I am assuming Yahoo mis truncating the word.. its Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico... and it is the medical name for "black lung" that miners get.

Pneu
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niosis S. does anybody actually use the word for anything? kellysmi… pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico... Jim ((C.A.B.)) This article does an excellent job of explaining it:

L - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia... ROMELLE C fgvjabsdgvjhsbdfjhbsadkdkfjksd... TJ I could be wrong but wouldn't the name of a disease be a proper noun and thus not qualify as an answer to this question? Report Abuse blossom wow Report Abuse ColetHes… I have hippopotomonstroses. I also learned this word in 3rd grade. Report Abuse iamanice… You are absolutely correct. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico... is the longest word of the English language
45 character's long. Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggcha...
Supposedly it's a Native American word/phrase. desertmu… WRONG, "SUPERCALAFRAGILISTICEXPALADOE... is the lonest word! Remember??? Report Abuse celeste I have found the longest word in the English language......it is SMILES! You may think I am insane but I will tell you this.......it is in fact the longest word because there is a MILE between both S's. I win I win.....do I get a prize? Aizen Methionylthreonylthreonyl...is... is the most longest english word in the world which Is Chemical the name of the largest known protein Report Abuse Aizen AND IT HAS 189,819 letters Report Abuse Corey If they count, I would think I'd be a huge number. Like 777777777777777777777777777777...
7777777777777777777777777777...
7777777777777777777777777777... that 's gotta be a few 100. apple s Word Letters Characteristics
Methionylthreonylthreonyl...... 189,819 Chemical name of the largest known protein
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Technical; not in dictionary;

I thought the longest word was Methionylthreonylthreonyl...is...Sean P well according to merriam-webster.com(Webster Dictionary mindslif… PNEUMONO ULTRAMICROSCOPIC SILICO VOLCANO CONIOSIS

a lung disease caused by the inhalation of volcanic ash. Report Abuse Blaine Antidisestablishmentarianism Report Abuse birdman It's actually Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy... it's a welsh town. 67 letters long making it the longest word in the world jayson_t… PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICO... :-) Report Abuse christopher m Its actually Lopadotemachoselachogaleokrani...
this word Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico... is only the longest word the oxford dictionary has.


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Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanocon...

is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "a word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of volcanic ash, causing inflammation in the lungs.'"





I was once told the longest word had 108,000 letters in it - the equivalent to 80 typed pages of A4 or a short novel, and described the workings of a cell.


That's in the dictionary is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanocon... The longest word not in the dictionary is:
Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarg...
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonoultramicro...
I forgot where i got ther other one from.



This is the chemical name of the largest known protein. It is an astonishing 189,819 letters long. However it is purely a technical term and though written in English it isn't a "dictionary" term and thus the first answerer is the most correct.
Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylala...
ylglutaminylprolylleucylglutaminylsery...
lserylthreonylalanylthreonylphenylalan...
rylglycylphenylalanylprolylvalylprolyl...
lanylarginylaspartylglycylglutaminylva...
nylleucylprolylglycylvalylglutaminylis...
ylglycylarginylalanyllysylleucylthreon...
llysylalanylasparaginylserylglycylargi...
eonylasparaginylglycylserylglycylgluta...
nylglutamylleucylleucylvalyllysylalany...
asparaginylphenylalanylvalylglutaminyl...
ylthreonylvalylarginylglutaminylglycyl...
utaminylvalylarginylvalylthreonylglycy...
lylvalyllysylphenylalanyltyrosylarginy...
cylglutaminylserylserylleucylaspartylp...
glutaminylglutamylglycylaspartylleucyl...
anylglutamylalanyltyrosylprolylglutamy...
serylvalylasparaginylalanylthreonylasp...
ylthreonylserylthreonylalanylglutamyll...
tamylglutamylglutamylvalylprolylalanyl...
eucylvalylserylthreonylalanylglutaminy...
glutaminylthreonylarginylisoleucylglut...
ylhistidylphenylalanylaspartylalanylar...
lylglutamylmethionylvalylisoleucylaspa...
nylglutaminylleucylprolylhistidyllysyl...
lprolylprolyllysylprolyllysylserylargi...
erylisoleucylalanylalanyllysylalanylgl...
ylglutaminylserylprolylserylprolylisol...
lprolylvalylarginylhistidylvalylarginy...
lylvalylarginylserylvalylserylprolylal...
onylserylprolylisoleucylarginylserylva...
thionylarginyllysylthreonylglutaminyla...
ylglycylprolylglutamylvalylprolylproly...
tamylglycyltyrosylvalylalanylserylsery...
ylarginylglutamylthreonylthreonylleucy...
minylisoleucylarginylthreonylglutamylg...
cylarginyltyrosylglycylvalylglutaminyl...
eucylserylglycylalanylalanylglycylalan...
serylalanylseryltyrosylalanylalanylglu...
lalanyllysylglutamylvalyllysylglutamin...
lanylalanylvalylalanylthreonylvalylval...
lalanylarginylvalylarginylglutamylprol...
tamylglutaminylthreonylalanylglutaminy...
eonylalanylvalylhistidylisoleucylgluta...
glutaminylvalylarginyllysylglutamylala...
threonyllysylvalylvalylvalylalanylalan...
lutaminylglutamylleucyllysylserylargin...
leucylthreonylthreonyllysylglutaminylg...
alylthreonylhistidylglutamylglutaminyl...
ylglutamyllysylthreonylphenylalanylval...
ylalanylalanyllysylalanyllysylglutamyl...
oleucylserylglutamylglutamylisoleucylt...
taminylvalylthreonylglutaminylglutamyl...
ylthreonylarginyllysylthreonylvalylval...
nylthreonylprolyllysylvalyllysylglutam...
larginylglycylarginylglutamylglycyliso...
lutamylglutaminylvalylglutaminylisoleu...
ethionylarginyllysylglutamylalanylglut...
hreonylisoleucylalanylvalylalanylthreo...
utaminylglutamylthreonylisoleucylleucy...
onylmethionylalanylthreonylarginylglut...
utaminylvalylthreonylhistidylglycyllys...
lalanylglutamylalanylvalylalanylthreon...

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I am forced to point out that most of those examples of "longest words" were actually "proper nouns".......names for a specific thing.
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I am forced to point out that most of those examples of "longest words" were actually "proper nouns".......names for a specific thing.
I always thought it was "whattheflukwasthat?"
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