How to Read Long Words in English

 

How to Read Long Words in English

 

Long words in English Language are called sesquipedalian words (long or polysyllabic) and still longer words are described as hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian words.

Most of these long words in English are technical and we are unlikely to come across in our daily life. So several of these words may not be defined or given their meanings in the dictionaries. But to quench the thirst of a curious learner of English Language I provide here much vital stuff about these words.

Before we try to know the meaning of these sesquipedalian words, a big question that pops up in our mind is how we read them. Right? Don’t worry. We have a simple method called ‘divide and conquer’ to read such big and difficult words in English. Generally, these long words are coined by adding prefixes and suffixes to the existing words to serve the new purposes.

So, identify these parts, divide them and conquer reading the entire word easily without any difficulty in a meaningful manner.

 

For example:   Here is a 45 lettered long word which can be found in major English Language Dictionaries. Meaning of this word is provided in the list given below.

 

PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVO LCANOCONIOSIS (45 letters)

PNEUMONO / ULTRA / MICRO/ SCOPIC / SILICO / VOLCANO / CONIOSIS

It is that simple if you properly divide the word however big it is.

 

But be careful.  Don’t divide the words meaninglessly as

Psychotherapist > Psycho / the / rapist

 

Here is a marathon list of great collection  – 121 long or sesquipedalian words with a clue how to read:

 

1)  Word: INCOMPREHENSIBILITY (19 letters)

How to read: IN / COMPRE / HENSI / BILITY

Meaning: Difficulty to understand or comprehend

 

2)  Word: HYPEROXYSOPHISTICAL (19 letters)

How to read: HYPEROXY / SOPHISTICAL

Meaning: Overly specious

 

3)  Word: ULTRACREPIDARIANISM (19 letters)

How to read: ULTRA / CREPI / DARIAN / ISM

Meaning: The habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge.    

 

4)  Word: QUATTUORVIGINTILLION (20 letters)

 How to read: QUATTUOR / VIGIN / TI LLION

 Meaning: The number 1 followed by 75 zeros

 

5)  Word: OPHTHALMOSPINTHERISM (20 letters)

How to read: OPHTHALMO / SPINTHER / ISM

Meaning: The sensation of seeing spots before one’s eyes

 

6)  Word: PHILOTHEOPAROPTESISM (20 letters)

How to read: PHILO / THEO / PAROPTESISM

Meaning: The practice of “roasting over a slow fire” those who have suffered the church’s displeasure

 

7)  Word: COMICONOMENCLATURIST (20 letters)

How to read: COMICO / NOMEN / CLATURIST

Meaning: Someone who collects funny names

 

8)  Word: QUINQUADRAGINTILLION (20 letters)

How to read: QUIN / QUADRA / GIN / TI LLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 138 zeros

 

9)  Word: OCTOQUADRAGINTILLION (20 letters)

How to read: OCTO / QUADRA / GIN / TI LLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 147 zeros

 

10) Word: DUOQUINQUAGINTILLION (20 letters)

How to read: DUO / QUINQUA / GIN / TI LLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 159 zeros

 

11)  Word: SEXQUINQUAGINTILLION (20 letters)

How to read: SEX / QUINQUA / GIN / TI LLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 171 zeros

 

12)  Word: TREQUINQUAGINTILLION (20 letters)

How to read: TRE / QUINQUA / GIN / TILLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 162 zeros

 

13)   Word: MICROMINIATURIZATION (20 letters) 

 How to read: MICRO / MINIATUR / IZATION

 Meaning: Construction of something on a scale which is smaller than miniature

 

14) Word: DISPROPORTIONABLENESS (21 letters)

How to read: DIS / PROPORTION / ABLENESS

Meaning: The state or condition of being disproportionable. This word is frequently cited as the longest English word in general usage.

 

15)  Word: QUATTUORTRIGINTILLION (21 letters)

How to read: QUATTUOR / TRI / GIN / TILLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 105

 

16) Word: OSTEOCHONDRODYSPLASIA (21 letters)

How to read: OSTEO / CHONDRO / DYSPLASIA

Meaning: It is a general term for a disorder of the development of bone and cartilage

 

17) Word: BENZOTRITHIADIAZEPINE (21 letters)

How to read: BENZO / TRITHIA / DIAZEPINE

Meaning: This is an aromatic organic chemical compound

 

18) Word: OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGIST (21 letters)

How to read: OTO / RHINO / LARYNGO / LOGIST

Meaning: An ENT Specialist

 

19) Word: MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDOSIS (21 letters)

How to read: MUCO / POLY / SACCHARI / DOSIS

Meaning: Any of a group of inherited metabolic disorders in which mucopolysaccharides accumulate in various tissues, often leading to skeletal abnormalities, mental retardation, and reduced life expectancy.

 

20) Word: OCTOQUINQUAGINTILLION (21 letters)

How to read: OCTO / QUINQUA / GIN / TILLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 177 zeros

 

21) Word: QUINQUINQUAGINTILLION (21 letters)

How to read: QUIN / QUINQUA / GIN / TI LLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 168 zeros

 

22) Word: NOVEMQUADRAGINTILLION (21 letters)

How to read: NOVEM / QUADRA / GIN / TILLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 150 zeros

 

23) Word: SEPTENQUADRAGINTILLION (22 letters)

How to read: SEPTEN / QUADRA / GINT / ILLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 144 zeros

 

24) Word: NOVEMQUINQUAGINTILLION (22 letters)

How to read: NOVEM / QUINQUA / GIN / TILLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 180 zeros

 

25) Word: QUATTUORNONAGINTILLION (22 letters)

How to read: QUATTUOR / NONA / GIN / TILLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 285 zeros

 

26) Word: BATHYSIDERODROMOPHOBIA (22 letters)

How to read: BATHY / SIDERO / DROMO / PHOBIA

Meaning: The irrational fear of subways and the underground in general

 

27) Word: GYNOTIKOLOBOMASSOPHILE (22 letters)

How to read: GYNO /TIKOLO / BOMASSO / PHILE

Meaning: A person who likes to nibble a woman’s earlobe

 

28) Word: INTERDENOMINATIONALISM (22 letters)

How to read: INTER / DENOMI / NATIONAL / ISM

Meaning: The principle of fostering intercommunion and cooperative activities among different religious denominations.

 

29) Word: OSTEOCHONDRODYSTROPHIA (22 letters)

How to read: OSTEO / CHONDRO / DYSTRO / PHIA

Meaning: The name of a disease, also known as “Morquio’s syndrome”.

 

30) Word: PALAEOTOPOMORPHOLOGIST (22 letters)

How to read: PALAEO / TOPO / MORPHO / LOGIST

Meaning: One who studies the configuration (topography) of land surfaces as a means of detecting and locating settlements, artefacts, or other traces of primitive man.

 

31) Word: DEINSTITUTIONALISATION (22 letters)

How to read: DE / INSTI / TUTIONAL / ISATION

Meaning: It is the process of replacing long-stay psychiatric hospitals with less isolated community mental health services for those diagnosed with a mental disorder or developmental disability.

 

32) Word: DYSMORPHOSTEOPALINKLASY (23 letters)

How to read: DYS /MORPHO / STEO / PALINK / LASY

Meaning: The operation of refracturing a bone which has healed with deformity after a fracture.

 

33) Word: PANCREATICODUODENOSTOMY (23 letters)

How to read: PANCREA / TICO / DUO /DENOSTOMY

Meaning: Surgical formation of an artificial opening connecting the pancreas to the duodenum.

 

34) Word: SEPTENQUINQUAGINTILLION (23 letters)

How to read: SEPTEN / QUINQUA / GIN / TILLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 174 zeros

 

35) Word: PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY (24 letters)

How to read: PSYCHO / NEURO / ENDOCRIN / OLOGY

Meaning: The branch of science concerned with the relationships among the psychology, the nervous system, and the endocrine system.

 

36) Word: PARASKAVEDEKATRIAPHOBIA (23 letters)

 How to read: PARASKA / VEDEKA / TRIA / PHOBIA

 Meaning: Fear of Friday the 13th

 

37) Word: QUATTUORQUADRAGINTILLION (24 letters)

How to read: QUATTUOR / QUADRA / GIN / TILLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 135

 

38) Word: QUATTUORSEPTUAGINTILLION (24 letters)

How to read: QUATTUOR / SEPTUA / GIN / TILLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 225

 

39) Word: HYPERBETALIPOPROTEINEMIA (24 letters)

How to read: HYPER / BETA / LIPO / PROTEINEMIA

Meaning: The presence of excess LDLs in the blood

 

40) Word: QUATTUORQUINQUAGINTILLION (25 letters)

How to read: QUATTUOR / QUINQUA / GIN / TILLION

Meaning: The number 1 followed by 165 zeros

 

41) Word: ESOPHAGOGASTROANASTOMOSIS (25 letters)

How to read: ESO / PHAGO / GASTRO / ANASTOMOSIS

Meaning: An anastomosis between esophagus and the stomach

 

42) Word: HEMANGIOENDOTHELIOSARCOMA (25 letters)

How to read: HEMANGIO / ENDO / THELIO / SARCOMA

Meaning: The name given to a type of tumour

 

43) Word: LIPOMUCOPOLYSACCHARIDOSIS (25 letters)

How to read: LIPO / MUCO / POLY / SACCHARIDOSIS

Meaning: A kind of disease

 

44)    Word: IMMUNOELECTROPHORETICALLY (25 letters)

How to read: IMMUNO / ELECTRO / PHORETI / CALLY

Meaning: As regards or by means of electrophoresis

 

45) Word: PHILOSOPHICOPSYCHOLOGICAL (25 letters)

How to read: PHILO / SOPHICO / PSYCHO / LOGICAL

Meaning: Pertaining to that which is both philosophical and psychological

 

46) Word: ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIAN (25 letters)

How to read: ANTI / DIS / ESTABLISHMENT / ARIAN

Meaning: One who believes that the Church of England should retain its formal constitutional relationship with the State.

 

47) Word: URETEROTRIGONOENTEROSTOMY (25 letters)

How to read: URETERO / TRIGONO / ENTER / OSTOMY

Meaning: Implantation of a ureter and its portion of the trigone of the bladder into the intestine.

 

48) Word: SYNGENESIOTRANSPLANTATION (25 letters)

 How to read: SYN / GENESIO / TRANS / PLANTATION

 Meaning: A graft of tissue between closely related individuals

 

49) Word: THYROPARATHYROIDECTOMIZED (25 letters)

How to read: THYRO / PARA / THYROID / ECTOMIZED

Meaning: Having undergone surgical removal of the thyroid and parathyroid gland

 

50) Word: GASTROJEJUNOESOPHAGOSTOMY: (25 letters)

How to read: GASTRO / JEJUNO / ESOPHAG / OSTOMY

Meaning: Gastroesophageal reflux

 

51) Word: SPECTROHELIOKINEMATOGRAPH: (25 letters) 

How to read: SPECTRO / HELIO / KINEMATO / GRAPH

Meaning: Camera for taking pictures of the sun

 

52) Word: ANHYDROHYDROXYPROGESTERONE (26 letters)

How to read: ANHYDRO / HYDROXY / PROGESTERONE

Meaning: A synthetic crystalline female sex hormone

 

53) Word: CYSTOURETEROPYELONEPHRITIS (26 letters)

How to read: CYSTO / URETERO / PYELO / NEPHRITIS

Meaning: A combined inflammation of the urinary bladder, ureters, and kidneys

 

54) Word: HEMANGIOENDOTHELIOBLASTOMA (26 letters)

How to read: HEMANGIO / ENDO / THELIO / BLASTOMA

Meaning: A kind of tumour

 

55) Word: IODOCHLOROHYDROXYQUINOLINE (26 letters)

How to read: IODO / CHLORO / HYDROXY / QUINOLINE

Meaning: The name of a medicine used for many types of skin diseases

 

56) Word: PNEUMOENCEPHALOGRAPHICALLY (26 letters)

How to read: PNEUMO / ENCEPHALO / GRAPHI / CALLY

Meaning: Relating to roentgenography of the brain after the injection of air into the ventricles.

 

57) Word: RADIOIMMUNOELECTROPHORESIS (26 letters)

How to read: RADIO / IMMUNO / ELECTRO / PHORESIS

Meaning: Immunoelectrophoresis using antigens or antibodies labelled with radioisotopes.

 

58) Word: ANTITRANSUBSTANTIATIONALIST (27 letters)

How to read: ANTI / TRAN / SUB / STANTIATIONAL / IST

Meaning: One who disagrees with the concept of or belief in the transubstantiation doctrine of the Catholic Church.

 

59) Word: ENCEPHALOMYELORADICULOPATHY (27 letters)

How to read: ENCEPHALO / MYELO / RADICULO / PATHY

Meaning: A disease involving the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots

 

60) Word: ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETATE (27 letters)

How to read: ETHYLENE / DIAMINE / TETRA / ACETATE

Meaning: A salt of EDTA

 

61) Word: HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS (27 letters)

How to read: HONORIFI / CABILI / TUDI / NITATI / BUS

Meaning: 1) The state of being able to achieve honours

                     2) With honorableness (a nonsense word from medieval literature)

                     3) Honorableness (a nonsense word from medieval literature)

 

62) Word: HYDROXYDESOXYCORTICOSTERONE (27 letters)

How to read: HYDROXY / DESOXY / CORTICO / STERONE

Meaning: A crystalline steroid hormone

 

63) Word: PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGICAL (27 letters)

How to read: PSYCHO / NEURO / ENDO / CRINOLOGICAL

Meaning: Of or pertaining to psychoneuroendocrinology – the clinical study of hormone fluctuations and their relationship to human behavior.

 

64) Word: OCTAMETHYLPYROPHOSPHORAMIDE (27 letters)

How to read: OCTA / METHYL / PYRO / PHOSPHORAMIDE

Meaning: A type of insecticide

 

65) Word: SPECTROPHOTOFLUOROMETRICALLY (28 letters)

How to read: SPECTRO / PHOTO / FLUORO / METRICALLY

Meaning: Describing the use of a spectrophotofluorometer, an instrument that measures the amount of light given off in a color band to trace and measure tiny components of a sample of blood, body tissue or other substance.

 

66) Word: HEPATICOCHOLANGIOGASTROSTOMY (28 letters)

How to read: HEPATICO / CHOLANGIO / GASTROSTOMY

Meaning: To clear a blockage from the hepatic duct to ensure it functions properly

 

67) Word: ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM (28 letters)

How to read: ANTI /DIS / ESTABLISHMENT / ARIANISM

Meaning: A political philosophy opposed to the separation of a religious group (“church”) and   a government (“state”), especially the belief held by those in 19th century England opposed to separating the Anglican Church from the civil government.

 

68) Word: FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION (29 letters)

How to read: FLOCCI / NAUCINI / HILIPI / LIFI / CATION

Meaning: The action or habit of estimating something as worthless

 

69) Word: POLIOENCEPHALOMENINGOMYELITIS (29 letters)

How to read: POLIO / ENCEPHALO / MENINGO / MYELITIS

Meaning: Inflammation of the grey matter of the brain and spinal cord and of the meningeal covering of the parts.

 

70) Word: TRINITROPHENYLMETHYLNITRAMINE (29 letters)

How to read: TRINITRO / PHENYL / METHYL / NITRAMINE

Meaning: A type of explosive

 

71) Word: OCTYLPHENOXYPOLYETHOXYETHANOL (29 letters)

How to read: OCTYL / PHENOXY / POLY / ETHOXY / ETHANOL

Meaning: A process for producing a split influenza virus preparation

 

 

72) Word: HEXAKOSIOIHEXEKONTAHEXAPHOBIA (29 letters)

How to read: HEXA / KOSIOI / HEXEKONTA / HEXA / PHOBIA

Meaning: Fear of the number six hundred sixty-six

 

73) Word: EELLOGOFUSCIOUHIPOPPOKUNURIOUS (30 letters)  

How to read: EELLOGO / FUSCIOU / HIPOPPO / KUNURIOUS

Meaning: Good

 

74) Word: PSEUDOPSEUDOHYPOPARATHYROIDISM (30 letters)

How to read: PSEUDO / PSEUDO / HYPO / PARA / THYROIDISM

Meaning: A mild inherited condition in which the sufferer has symptoms similar to those of pseudohypoparathyroidism.

 

75) Word: ENCEPHALOMYELORADICULONEURITIS (30 letters)

How to read: ENCEPHALO / MYELO / RADICULO / NEURITIS

Meaning: A syndrome of virus origin that is associated with encephalitis.

 

76) Word: HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPEDALIAN (30 letters)

How to read: HIPPO / POTO / MONSTRO / SESQUI /PEDALIAN

Meaning: Pertaining to a very, very long word

 

77) Word: DICHLORODIPHENYLTRICHLOROETHANE (31 letters)

How to read: DICHLORO / DIPHENYL / TRICHLORO / ETHANE

Meaning: This is the expanded form of the familiar insecticide DDT

 

78) Word: ULTRAANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM (33 letters)

How to read: ULTRA / ANTI / DIS / ESTABLISHMENT / ARIANISM

Meaning: Extreme opposition to the withdrawal of state support from a church

 

79) Word: PSEUDOANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM (34 letters)

How to read: PSEUDO / ANTI / DIS / ESTABLISHMENT / ARIANISM

Meaning: False opposition to the withdrawal of state support from a church

 

80) Word: SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS (34 letters)

How to read: SUPER / CALI / FRAGI / LISTIC / EXPIA / LIDOCIOUS

Meaning: It means fantastic, wonderful, fabulous. (This word was used by the children in a song in the movie        “Mary Poppins”)

 

81) Word: HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPPEDALIOPHOBIA (36letters)

How to read: HIPPO / POTO / MONSTRO / SESQUI / PPEDALIO / PHOBIA

Meaning: For a fear of long word

 

82) Word: HEPATICOCHOLANGIOCHOLECYSTENTEROSTOMY (37 letters)

How to read: HEPATICO / CHOLANGIO / CHOLE / CYST / ENTER / OSTOMY

Meaning: Surgical creation of a connection between the gallbladder and a hepatic duct and between the intestine and the gallbladder.

 

83) Word: PRAETERTRANSSUBSTANTIATIONALISTICALLY (37 letters)

How to read: PRAETER / TRANS / SUB / STANTIATIONAL / ISTICALLY

Meaning: It means the act of surpassing the act of transubstantiation, which refers  specifically to the transformation of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ during the Roman Catholic mass

 

84) Word: VELOCIPEDESTRIANISTICALISTURIANOLOGIST (38 letters)

How to read: VELOCI / PEDESTRIA / NISTI / CALISTURIAN / OLOGIST

Meaning: One who performs daring or amusing acts on a bicycle. This word was coined by a British journalist named James Colly.

 

85) Word: TETRAMETHYLDIAMINOBENZHYDRYLPHOSPHINOUS (39 letters)

How to read: TETRA / METHYL / DIAMINO / BENZHYDRYL / PHOSPHINOUS

Meaning: A type of acid

 

86)    Word: HEPATICOCHOLECYSTOSTCHOLECYSTENTEROSTOMY (40 letters)

How to read: HEPATICO / CHOLE / CYSTOST / CHOLE / CYST / ENTERO / STOMY

Meaning: The surgical formation of a passage between the gall bladder and hepatic duct, on the one hand, and between the intestine and the gall bladder, on the other.

 

87) Word: PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS (45 letters)

How to read: PNEUMONO / ULTRA / MICRO / SCOPIC / SILICO / VOLCANO / CONIOSIS

Meaning: A lung disease caused by inhaling sand, ash or quartz; also known as silicosis.

 

88) Word: OSSEOCARNISANGUINEOVISCERICARTILAGININERVOMEDULLARY  (51 letters)

How to read: OSSEO / CARNI / SANGUINEO / VISCERICARTI / LAGINI / NERVO / MEDULLARY

Meaning: Created by English novelist Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) and used in his novel Headlong Hall. It’s a description of the structure of the human body.

 

89) Word: AEQUEOSALINOCALCALINOCERACEOALUMINOSOCUPREOVITRIOLIC  (52 letters)

How to read: AEQUEO / SALINO / CALCALINO / CERACEO / ALUMINO / SOCUPREO / VITRIOLIC

Meaning: This term was created by Dr. Edward Strother, an English medical writer (1675-1737) to describe the spa waters at Bristol, England.

 

90) Word: DIISOBUTYLPHENOXYETHOXYETHYLDIMETHYLBENZYLAMMONIUMCHLORIDE (58 letters)

How to read: DI / ISOBUTYL / PHENOXY / ETHOXY / ETHYL / DIMETHYL /  BENZYL / AMMONIUM / CHLORIDE

 Meaning: It is the name of a medicine. This word was first published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

 

91) Word: LOPADOTEMACHOSELACHOGALEOKRANIOLEIPSANODRIMHYPOTRIMMATOSILPHIOPARAOMELITOKATAKECHYMENOKICHLEPIKOSSYPHOPHATTOPERISTERALEKTRYONOPTEKEPHALLIOKIGKLOPELEIOLAGOIOSIRAIOBAPHETRAGANOPTERYGON (182 letters)

How to read: LOPADO / TEMACHOSELACHO / GALEO / KRANIO / LEIPSANO / DRIMHYPO / TRIMMATO / SILPHIO / PARAO / MELITO / KATAKECHYMENO / KICHLEPIKOSSYPHO / PHATTO / PERISTERALEKTRYO / NOPTEKEPHALLIO / KIGKLO / PELEIO / LAGOIO / SIRAIO / BAPHETRAGANO / PTERYGON        

Meaning: It is a fictional dish mentioned in Aristophanes’ comedy Assemblywomen. This is the English transliteration of a Greek word that appears in Aristophanes’ play The   Ecclesiazusae. The Greek word has 172 letters and 78 syllables. The transliteration has 182  characters. It is the longest word ever to appear in literature according to Guinness Book of World  Records (1990).

 

And finally two more long words which are very difficult to pronounce…….,

 METHIONYLGLUTAMINYLARGINYLTYROSYLGLUTAMYL…………..SERINE (1,909 letters)

Longest Published Word (Not provided full word)

 

METHIONYLTHREONYLTHREONYLGLUTAMINYLALANYL………….ISOLEUCINE (189,819 letters)                    (Not provided full word)  

It is a chemical name for the human protein – titin. This is the world longest word which contains 189,819 letters exactly and takes about three-and-a-half hours to read completely.

 

List of 10 long words of 100-letters created by James Joyce

Here are 10 words which contain 100 letters in each coined and used in a famous novel Finnegans Wake by an eminent writer James Joyce. These words appear on different pages of the novel, and are a symbolic of thunderclap representing the fall of Adam and Eve.

 

Thunderword #1 from page 1 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

92)  Word:

BABABADALGHARAGHTAKAMMINARRONNKONNBRONNTONNERRONNTUONNTHUNNTROVARRHOUNAWNSKAWNTOOHOOHOORDENENTHURNUK (100 letters)

How to read:

BABABADAL / GHARAGHTA / KAMMINARRONNKONN / BRONN / TONNERRONN / TUONN / THUNN / TROVARR / HOUNAWNSKAWN / TOOHOOHOORDENEN / THURNUK

 

Thunderword #2 from page 23 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

93) Word:

PERKODHUSKURUNBARGGRUAUYAGOKGORLAYORGROMGREMMITGHUNDHURTHRUMATHUNARADIDILLIFAITITILLI BUMULLUNUKKUNUN (100 letters)

How to read:

PERKODHUS / KURUN / BARGGRUAUYA / GOKGORLAYOR / GROMGREMMIT / GHUNDHUR / THRUMA / THUNA / RADIDILLI / FAITITILLI / BUMULLUN / UKKUNUN

 

Thunderword #3 from page 44 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake 

94)  Word: KLIKKAKLAKKAKLASKAKLOPATZKLATSCHABATTACREPPYCROTTYGRADGHSEMMIHSAMMIHNOUITHAPPLUDDYAPPLADDYPKONPKOT (100 letters)

How to read:

KLIKKAK / LAKKAK / LASKAKLOPATZ / KLATSCHA / BATTA / CREPPYCROTTY / GRADDAGH / SEMMIHSAMMIH / NOUITH / APPLUDDY / APPLADDY / PKONPKOT

 

 Thunderword #4 from page 90 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

95) Word: BLADYUGHFOULMOECKLENBURGWHURAWHORASCORTASTRUMPAPORNANENNYKOCKSAPASTIPPATAPPATUPPERSTRIPPUCKPUTTANACH  (100 letters)

How to read:

BLADYUGHFOUL / MOECKLENBURG / WHURA / WHORA / SCORTA / STRUMPA / PORNA / NENNY / KOCKSAPAS / TIPPA / TAPPA / TUPPER / STRIPPUCK / PUTTANACH

 

Thunderword #5 from page 113 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

96) Word: THINGCROOKLYEXINEVERYPASTURESIXDIXLIKENCEHIMAROUNDHERSTHEMAGGERBYKINKINKANKANWITHDOWNMINDLOOKINGATED (100 letters)

How to read:

THINGCROOKLY / EXINEVERYPASTURE / SIXDIXLIKENCE / HIMAROUNDHERS / THEMAGGERBY / KINKINKANKAN / WITHDOWNMIND / LOOKINGATED

 

Thunderword #6 from page 257 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

97)    Word: LUKKEDOERENDUNANDURRASKEWDYLOOSHOOFERMOYPORTERTOORYZOOYSPHALNABORTANSPORTHAOKANSAKROIDVERJKAPAKKAPUK (100 letters)

How to read:

LUKKEDOEREN / DUNANDURRAS / KEWDYLOO SHOO / FERMOYPORTER / TOORYZOOY / SPHALNABORTAN / SPORTHAOKAN / SAKROIDVERJ / KAPAKKAPUK

 

Thunderword #7 from page 314 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

98)    Word: BOTHALLCHORACTORSCHUMMINAROUNDGANSUMUMINARUMDRUMSTRUMTRUMINAHUMPTADUMPWAULTOPOOFOOLOODERAMAUNSTURNP  (100 letters)

How to read:

BOTH ALL CHORACTORS CHUMM / IN A ROUND GANSUMUM / IN A RUM DRUM STRUM TRUM / IN A HUMPTADUMP / WAUL TOPOOFOO / LOODERAMAUNS / TURN UP

 

Thunderword #8 from page 332 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

99)    Word: PAPPAPPAPPARRASSANNUARAGHEALLACHNATULLAGHMONGANMACMACMACWHACKFALLTHERDEBBLENONTHEDUBBLANDADDYDOODLED  (100 letters)

How to read:

PAPPAPPAPPARRASS / ANNUARAGHEALLACH / NATULLAGHMONGAN / MACMACMAC / WHACKFALLTHERDEBBLE / NONTHEDUBBLAN DADDYDOODLED

 

Thunderword #9 from page 414 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

100)  Word: HUSSTENHASSTENCAFFINCOFFINTUSSEMTOSSEMDAMANDAMNACOSAGHCUSAGHHOBIXHATOUXPESWCHBECHOSCASHLCARCARCARACT  (100 letters)

How to read:

HUSSTENHASSTEN / CAFFINCOFFIN / TUSSEMTOSSEM / DAMANDAMNA / COSAGHCUSAGH / HOBIXHATOUX / PESWCHBECHOS / CASHLCARCARCARACT

 

Thunderword #10 from page 424 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

101)  Word: ULLHODTURDENWEIRMUDGAARDGRINGNIRURDRMOLNIRFENRIRLUKKILOKKIBAUGIMANDODRRERINSURTKRINMGERNRACKINAROCKAR (100 letters)

How to read:

ULLHOD / TURDENWEIR / MUDGAARD / GRINGNIR / URDR / MOLNIR / FENRIR / LUKKILOKKI / BAUGIMAND / ODRRERIN / SURTKRINMGERN / RACKINAROCKAR

 

List of 20 long names of the places (23 letters to 85 letters)

 

102)  NIZHNENOVOKUTLUMBETYEVO (23 letters)

It is a village name in Matveyevsky District, Orenburg Oblast, Russia. The word comes from Russian In Cyrillic Alphabet which means “The lower new settlement named after Kutlumbet (a Turkic male personal name)”.         

 

103)  NUNATHLOOGAGAMIUTBINGOI (23 letters)

It is the name of a beach on the southeastern coast of Nunivak Island in Bethel Census Area, Alaska, United States.  It is written in Nunivak Cup’ig language.       

 

104)  ONAFHANKELIJKHEIDSPLEIN (23 letters)    

It is a town square in Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname. The square is situated in the historical inner city, near the Suriname River and the presidential palace. The word has been coined form the Dutch Language which means “Independence Square”

 

105)  KVERNBERGSUNDSØDEGÅRDEN (23 letters)

It is located in Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway.  This word comes from the Language Norwegian and it means “The Deserted Farm of The Mill Mountain Strait”

 

106)  SVALBARÐSSTRANDARHREPPUR (24 letters)                          

It is the name of a municipality located in northern-central Iceland, in Northeastern Region. The word comes from Icelandic language and it means “Cool Edge’s Shore’s Municipality“.

 

107) VERKHNENOVOKUTLUMBETYEVO (24 letters)    

It is the name of a village in Orenburg Oblast, Russia. The word comes from Russian Language which means “The upper new settlement named after Kutlumbet (a Turkic male personal name)”

 

108)  STARONIZHESTEBLIYEVSKAYA (24 letters)             

It is a village in Krasnoarmeysky district of the Krasnodar Krai Territory, Russia. This word has been coined from Russian In Cyrillic Alphabet which means “The old settlement named after Nizhne-Stebliyevskiy kurin (of Zaporizhian Sich)”.

 

109)  BULLAUNANCHEATHRAIRALUINN (25 letters)     

Name of a village – bullaun in County Galway, Republic of Ireland. This word comes from Anglicisation of Irish meaning “Bullaun of the Four Beauties”.

 

110)  GASSELTERBOERVEENSCHEMOND (25 letters)

It is a hamlet in the Dutch province of Drenthe, Netherlands. This word comes from Dutch Language meaning “Delta of Gasselt’s (surname) farmer’s bog”.

 

111)  MAMUNGKUKUMPURANGKUNTJUNYA (26 letters)      

It is a hill in South Australia, Australia. The name means “where the devil urinates” in the regional Pitjantjatjara Language.

 

112)  SCHMEDESWURTHERWESTERDEICH (26 letters) 

It is a hamlet outside the village of Schmedeswurth, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. This word comes from German Language which means “West levee of the smith’s hill-village”.

 

113)  BOVENENDVANKEELAFSNYSLEEGTE (27 letters)         

It is a farm located in the Upper Karoo in Northern Cape, South Africa. Its name is in Afrikaans and means “Upper end of throat-cut valley”.

 

114)  VENKATANARASIMHARAJUVARIPETA (28letters)

It is the name of a railway station in Andhra Pradesh on the border with Tamil Nadu. It is considered the longest one-word place name in India.

 

 115) PEKWACHNAMAYKOSKWASKWAYPINWANIK (31 letters)

It is the name of a lake in Manitoba, Canada. The word has come from Cree Language which means “where the wild trout are caught by fishing with hooks”.

 

116) ÄTERITSIPUTERITSIPUOLILAUTATSIJÄNKÄ  (35letters)

It is a bog (wetland) region in Savukoski, Lapland in Finland. It is the longest place name in Finland, and also the second longest in Europe.

 

117) AZPILICUETAGARAYCOSAROYARENBERECOLARREA  (39 letters)

A place name in Azpilkueta, Navarra, Spain. This name has been coined from Basque Language which means “The low field of high pen of Azpilikueta”.

 

118)  TWEEBUFFELSMETEENSKOOTMORSDOODGESKIETFONTEIN (44 letters)     

It is the name of a farm in the North West province of South Africa. This is word is coined from Afrikaans Language which means “Two-Buffalos-With-One-Shot-Completely-Dead-Shot-Fountain”.

 

119)  CHARGOGGAGOGGMANCHAUGGAGOGGCHAUBUNAGUNGAMAUGG (45 letters)       

This is the name of a lake in Webster, Massachusetts, United States.  This word has been coined from the Language Nipmuc which means “Fishing Place at the Boundaries – Neutral Meeting Grounds”.

 

120) LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH (58 letters)

This is the name of a large community of villages in Wales found on the Islands of Anglesey. This word has been coined form the language Welsh which means “Saint Mary’s Church in a hollow of white hazel near the rapid whirlpool of the church of Saint Tysilio with a red cave”.

 

121)  TAUMATAWHAKATANGIHANGAKOAUAUOTAMATEATURIPUKAKAPIKIMAUNGAHORONUKUPOKAIWHENUAKITANATAHU (85 letters)

 It is the name of a hill near Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. This hill is 305 metres tall and gained world-wide significance as the longest name which has been coined in Maori language. It has been translated to mean “The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one”. This hill has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest official place name in the world.

 

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