Did you ever asked yourself what are the top 10 longest words in the world? We will answer your question bellow.
It is an interesting thing how they appeared and who is using them, some of them are that long that it will take an hour to spell them right.
Two chemical terms (3,641 and 1,913 letters long) have appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records. They were withdrawn because they have never been used by chemists, and there is no theoretical limit to the length of possible legitimate chemical terms. A DNA molecule could have a name of over 1,000,000,000 letters if it was written out in full.
Here they are:
TOP 10 LONGEST WORDS: 1
This word has appeared in the American Chemical Society’s Chemical Abstracts and is thus considered by some to be the longest real word.
TOP 10 LONGEST WORDS: 2
A hill in New Zealand. This Maori name was in general use, but is now generally abbreviated to Taumata. The name means: the summit of the hill, where Tamatea, who is known as the land eater, slid down, climbed up and swallowed mountains, played on his nose flute to his loved one.
TOP 10 LONGEST WORDS: 3
A town in Wales. The name means: the Mawddach station and its dragon teeth at the Northern Penrhyn Road on the golden beach of Cardigan bay.
TOP 10 LONGEST WORDS: 4
A town in North Wales. The name roughly translates as: St. Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the red cave. It is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
TOP 10 LONGEST WORDS: 5
(45) PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOCONIOSIS (also spelled PNEUMONOULTRAMICROSCOPICSILICOVOLCANOKONIOSIS) = a lung disease caused by breathing in particles of siliceous volcanic dust.
This is the longest word in any English dictionary. However, it was coined by Everett Smith, the President of The National Puzzlers’ League, in 1935 purely for the purpose of inventing a new “longest word”. The Oxford English Dictionary described the word as factitious. Nevertheless it also appears in the Webster’s, Random House, and Chambers dictionaries.
TOP 10 LONGEST WORDS: 6
Another name for Lake Webster in Massachusetts. Probably the longest name in the United States.
TOP 10 LONGEST WORDS: 7
(39) TETRAMETHYLDIAMINOBENZHYDRYLPHOSPHINOUS = a type of acid.
This is the longest chemical term in the Oxford English Dictionary (2nd Ed.). It does not have its own entry but appears under a citation for another word.
TOP 10 LONGEST WORDS: 8
(37) HEPATICOCHOLANGIOCHOLECYSTENTEROSTOMIES = a surgical creation of a connection between the gall bladder and a hepatic duct and between the intestine and the gall bladder.
This is the longest word in Gould’s Medical Dictionary.
TOP 10 LONGEST WORDS: 9
(34) SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS = song title from the Walt Disney movie Mary Poppins.
It is in the Oxford English Dictionary.
TOP 10 LONGEST WORDS: 10
(30) HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPEDALIAN = pertaining to a very long word.
From Mrs. Byrne’s Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure and Preposterous Words.