5 Lovely Sounding Words (11–15)


I only speak Eng­lish.  I’ve already made up my mind that I intend to rem­e­dy that unfor­tu­nate con­di­tion.  For now, as Eng­lish is my only lan­guage, well…this is all I have to work with.  There are so many words that touch me, either in mean­ing or in the way they sound.  Check out five more of my favorites and drop a few of yours in the com­ments sec­tion.

My love of this word is all about sound.  I think it’s the -oosh sound it makes which is sol­id and def­i­nite, yet soft.  Am I mak­ing sense?  It’s sort of the sound of relief, yeah?

11.  cush — eldest son of Ham in the Bible, Gen­e­sis 10:6; upper Egypt; part of the King­dom of Nubia.

When I hear this word, cer­tain pic­tures come to mind, name­ly soft low blue light­ing, easy waves of water with a mist hov­er­ing above, for­give­ness, slowed time, utter ease.

12. ethe­re­al — extreme­ly del­i­cate or refined; heav­en­ly or celes­tial; (my per­son­al favorite) per­tain­ing to the upper regions of space.

This word just sounds pret­ty and smart.

13.  cerulean — deep blue; sky blue

I've reached the end of the world

Trey Rat­cliff via Comp­fight

I like this word for its mean­ing and for the images it con­jures in my mind.  Hav­ing this is one of the goals in my life.  I’m a woman of today in that I like my lux­u­ries and mod­ern con­ve­niences, but I try as much as pos­si­ble to remem­ber that much of it is not nec­es­sary to a hap­py or pro­duc­tive life.  I try not to become attached to “things” as they can and like­ly will make life far more com­pli­cat­ed than it has to be.

When I hear, say, or think of this word, I imag­ine a sparse­ly fur­nished room; chair, table, rug, cup, plate, paint­ing on the wall, win­dow.  Clean hard lines, un-fussy fab­rics.  Easy.

14. sim­ple — easy to under­stand, deal with, use; unaf­fect­ed; unas­sum­ing; mod­est.

This words plays on the tongue like a kit­ty with a bounc­ing toy on the end of a string.  It sounds fun and fan­ci­ful, but I dis­like the mean­ing.  It sort of flies in the face of #4.

15.  dal­liance — a tri­fling away of time; dawdling.