Do you believe your vocabulary is larger than that of the Average Joe? Do you like to use big words to show off your skills? Then we’ve got the ultimate quiz for you to test your understanding of some truly gargantuan words!
We’ve collected 10 of the longest words in the English language (don’t worry—you won’t find made-up words like “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” here). And to be honest, we can’t believe how long some of them are! 25, 35, even 45 characters! Yikes!
Can you even imagine trying to pronounce a word like “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis,” let alone understanding what it means? On second thought, maybe knowing the definition would actually be easier than pronouncing it….
Most of these words are highly technical, so if you’ve never even heard of them, we understand (we haven’t heard of all of them either). If you’re really stumped, try breaking each word down into parts to see if any of the pieces sound familiar.
It’s time to prove your knowledge. If you think you know a thing or two about really big words, take this little test to find out. Then share on Facebook to let all your friends know how well you did and challenge them to top your score!
Now get your noggin moving and have some fun with this challenge! Good luck!
Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?