WHAT IS THE LONGEST WORD in the english language?

and the deffenition

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  • 1 decade ago
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    supercalifragilistic

    expialidocious.

    It means something is cool.

    Word up, Perky.......... I hear ya.....

  • suire
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    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    The longest word in any major English language dictionary is pneumono­ultra­micro­scopic­silico­volcano­coniosis, a 45-letter word supposed to refer to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of fine silica dust, but research has discovered that this word was originally intended as a hoax. It has since been used in a close approximation of its originally intended meaning, lending at least some degree of validity to its claim.[1]

    The Oxford English Dictionary contains pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (30 letters).

    The longest non-technical word is flocci­nauci­nihili­pili­fication at 29 letters. Consisting of a series of Latin words meaning "nothing" and defined as "the act of estimating something as worthless," its usage has been recorded as far back as 1741.[2][3][4] In recent times its usage has been recorded in the proceedings of the United States Senate by Senator Robert Byrd [5], and at the White House by Bill Clinton's press secretary Mike McCurry, albeit sarcastically.[6]

    Anti­dis­establishment­arianism (a nineteenth century movement in England opposed to the separation of church and state) at 28 letters is still in colloquial currency for being one of the longest words in the English language.

    The longest word which appears in William Shakespeare's works is the 27-letter honorific­abilitud­initatibus, appearing in Love's Labour's Lost. This is arguably an English word (rather than Latin), but only because it was Shakespeare who used it.

    The humuhumu-nukunuku-a-pua‘a, or reef triggerfish, is Hawaii's official state fish.[7] At 22 letters (including the okina) it is one of the best known very long one-word names for an animal. It is occasionally quipped that the name is longer than the fish.

    Although only fourteen letters long, sesquipedalian deserves a mention. It was used by the Roman author Horace to refer to words that are "a foot and a half long."

  • 1 decade ago

    The longest word in any major English language dictionary is pneumono­ultra­micro­scopic­silico­volcano­coniosis, a 45-letter word supposed to refer to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of fine silica dust, but research has discovered that this word was originally intended as a hoax. It has since been used in a close approximation of its originally intended meaning, lending at least some degree of validity to its claim

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not 100% positive, but try Antidisestablishmentarianism. WKC

    opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th-century England

    Source(s): dictonary.reference.com
  • 1 decade ago

    antidisestablishmentarianism- opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th-century England.

    OK, looks like I'm wrong. I looked it up and the word is:

    pneumono­ultra­micro­scopic­silico­volcano­coniosis

  • 1 decade ago

    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis: is an alleged lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust found in volcanoes

  • Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis-

    Sorry, but the definition's too long. Go here to see it-

    http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/pneumonoultramicrosc...

  • 1 decade ago

    45 letters meaning a lung sisease caused by breathing in certain particles.

    Pneumonoultra-

    microscopicsili-

    covolcano-coniosis

  • 1 decade ago

    PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS (45 letters; a lung disease caused by breathing in certain particles) is the longest word in any English-language dictionary. (It is also spelled -koniosis.)

    Source:http://members.aol.com/gulfhigh2/words11.html

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    neumonoultramicroscopicsilicov olcanoconiosis, (all one word) and the definition is a disease where volcanic ask is inhaled.

    could also be spelled neumonoultramicroscopicsilikovo lcanokoniosis (again all one word)

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