You will be surprised to know that the longest word in English has 1, 89,819 letters and it will take you three and a half hours to pronounce it correctly. This is a chemical name of titin, the largest known protein.
It's actually the name of a giant protein called Titin. Proteins are usually named by mashing-up the names of the chemicals making them. And since Titin is the largest protein ever discovered, its name had to be equally as large.
Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarginyl… isoleucine is the chemical name for the protein of “titin” also known as “connectin.” The largest known protein that consists of 26, 926 amino acids is made up of 189, 819 letters and can take about three hours to pronounce.
The longest words in the dictionary are: antidisestablishmentarianism - opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England - 28 letters. floccinaucinihilipilification - the estimation of something as worthless - 29 letters. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis - a supposed lung disease - 45 letters.
You'll notice there's an ellipsis here, and that's because this word, in total, is 189,819 letters long, and it's the chemical name for the largest known protein, titin.
Aequeosalinocalcalinoceraceoaluminosocupreovitriolic (AYK-wee-oh-SAY-lin-noh-kal-KAL-lin-noh-suh-RAY-see-oh-uh-LOOM-in-noh-soh-KOOP-ree-yoh-vit-tree-YOLL-lik) is an adjective coined about three centuries ago to elucidate the properties of the spa waters at Bath.
An English pangram is a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet. The most well known English pangram is probably “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”. A perfect pangram is a pangram where each of the letters appears only once.
Some of the most common 11 letter words include: INFORMATION: Knowledge or facts learn, especially about a certain subject. PROFESSIONS: Jobs and occupations, what people do for a living. COPYRIGHTED: Material that is protected by copyright, a legal right.
LONGEST ENGLISH WORD:Methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylarginyl… isoleucine (189,819 letters) If we're talking chemistry, the longest chemical name is 189,819 letters long. It is the chemical name for titin, a giant filamentous protein essential to the structure, development, and elasticity of muscle.
It is pronounced pneu·mo·no·ul·tra·mi·cro·scop·ic·sil·i·co·vol·ca·no·co·ni·o·sis.
1 Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (forty-five letters) is a lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica or quartz dust.
Esternocleidooccipitomastoideos (31-letters) is the plural of the noun esternocleidooccipitomastoideo, which is the sternocleidomastoid, a muscle in the human neck. The word has a 22-letter synonym: esternocleidomastoideo, which is shorter because it omits the Latin prefix occipito- (occipital).
We can't put antidisestablishmentarianism in the dictionary because there's hardly any record of its use as a real word. It's only cited as an example of a long word—which is not the same thing. In fact, antidisestablishmentarianism isn't entered in any of our dictionaries.
On the other hand, English speakers around the world are familiar with supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (34 letters). When it was first popularized in the 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” it was fun but meaningless and so it is still often left off lists of longest words.
So the longest word to be found in the German dictionary is Kraftfahrzeughaftpflichtversicherung – "motor vehicle indemnity insurance".
Only slightly shorter, with 24 letters each, are phosphatidylethanolamine (a chemical that occurs in nerve tissue and brain cells) and cholangiopancreatography (a medical technique for examining the bile ducts and pancreas).
The ampersand, also known as the and sign, is the logogram &, representing the conjunction "and". It originated as a ligature of the letters et—Latin for "and".
What starts with E ends with E and only has one letter in it?! – The Answer Wall.
Eunoia, at six letters long, is the shortest word in the English language that contains all five main vowels. Seven letter words with this property include adoulie, douleia, eucosia, eulogia, eunomia, eutopia, miaoued, moineau, sequoia, and suoidea. (The scientific name iouea is a genus of Cretaceous fossil sponges.)