200+ Beautiful Words in English | List of Elegant, Pretty Words

Did you know that there are approximately 6,500 different languages being spoken in the world, right now? According to research, the most beautiful languages in the world, include: French, also known as the language of love, due to the way it’s spoken. German, due to the way it’s sung. Arabic, due to the way it’s written. Italian, due to its body language. And English, due to its beautiful backstory.

Although English isn’t considered a romantic language like Portuguese, French and Italian, there’s no doubt that it can be just as beautiful and if you’re looking to expand on your English vocabulary, then you’re in the right place because I’m going to be sharing with you 100 of the most beautiful words in the English language, as well as their meaning and examples.

100 Beautiful Words

1. Miraculous

Miracles of nature or someone who has the ability to create miracles

“Her miraculous recovery shocked the entire hospital.”

2. Aurora

Natural streams of light in the sky

“Seeing the Aurora Borealis in person one day is on my bucket list.”

3. Euphoria

An intense feeling of happiness and well-being

“You are the cause of my euphoria.”

4. Serendipity

An occurrence in an event leading to happiness

“I hope serendipity will lead me to the right place.”

5. Cherish

Protecting and caring for something or someone lovingly

“I will forever cherish this bracelet.”

6. Elixir

A liquid which has magical and/or healing properties

“I have invented an elixir which will give you immortality.”

7. Eternity

A never-ending amount of time

“I could do this for an eternity.”

8. Love

An intense feeling of pleasure and interest

“I absolutely love music.”

9. Solitude

A state of being alone.

“I’m an extrovert, solitude just isn’t for me.”

10. Epiphany

A moment of sudden realisation of something

“When I was 11, I experienced an epiphany that not everyone gets treated the same.”

11. Silhouette

The outline of something or someone standing in front of the light

“I saw a silhouette through my curtains.”

12. Aesthete

An individual which is appreciative and sensitive to beauty and art

“He believes art critics are just a bunch of aesthetes.”

13. Sequoia

A red wooded tree; also known as the California redwood

“I love forests that have sequoia trees.”

14. Sibilance

When a group of words creates a hissing sound

“The phrase ‘seven suspicious snakes’ creates a large amount of sibilance.”

15. Tranquillity

A very calm state

“They closed their eyes and enjoyed the tranquillity.”

16. Loquacious

Being extremely talkative

“I’m usually quiet until I drink alcohol, then I become loquacious.”

17. Plethora

A very large amount of something

“I have a plethora of music to choose from.”

18. Delicacy

Handling something with extreme care

“She handled her baby brother with delicacy.”

19. Blooming


“After a dark period of time, she finally started blooming.”

20. Pluviophile

A person who deeply enjoys the rain

I’m pretty sure I’m a pluviophile, I just love the rain.

21. Felicity

An intense feeling of happiness

“I was filled with felicity when I passed my exam.”

22. Clinomania

An intense desire to stay in bed

My daughter definitely has clinomania, she stays in bed all day.

23. Galactic

The galaxy containing a solar system

“Most of the stars in the galactic atmosphere are billions of years old.”

24. Idyllic

Extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque

“My balcony has such an idyllic setting.”

25. Incendiary

Something which may explode at any time

“I’m avoiding my sister because she’s in an incendiary mood.”

26. Akimbo

Placing hands on hips and elbows facing outwards

“The headteacher walked in, arms akimbo and yelled at our behaviour.”

27. Syzygy

Conjunction or opposition of the Moon and Sun

“Syzygy of the Earth, Moon, and Sun occurs during every single full moon.”

28. Becoming

Something that is increasing at a higher level

“The number of students not wearing the correct uniform is becoming a concern.”

29. Conflate

The action of combining more than one thing together

“In order to achieve a sunset sky, she conflated the colours.”

30. Umbrella

A circular-shaped object made to protect individuals from the rain

“My mother always reminds me to bring an umbrella to encase it rains, but I never listen.”

31. Nemesis

Another word for ‘rival’

“She was extremely upset when she found out that her nemesis won the competition.”

32. Panacea

A cure to a disease

“Sadly, there is no panacea that will make cancer disappear from your body.”

33. Quintessential

Most essential

“Most people agree that watermelon is the quintessential fruit of the summer.”

34. Penumbra

A shadow-like covered area

“A penumbra covered the whole city after a blizzard.”

35. Ethereal

Extremely delicate and light

“She claimed her sleeping baby had an ethereal appearance.”

36. Vestigial

A part of the body which has become function-less over time

“Penguins have vestigial wings since they can’t use them to fly as they are too heavy.”

37. Murmurous

Continuous low and indistinct sound

“The murmurous haunt of mosquitoes at night.”

38. Lagniappe

A small gift given as a sign of gratitude

“Whoever made a large purchase, would receive a lagniappe as a thank you.”

39. Bungalow

A single storey house

“My wife prefers to live in a bungalow since there are no stairs.”

40. Ratatouille

A popular French dish consisting of various vegetables

“My favourite dish is ratatouille.”

41. Ripple

Small waves

“We couldn’t surf today, since there were no big waves, just ripples.”

42. Scintilla

A tiny amount of something

“Just give me a scintilla evidence and I’ll believe you.”

43. Glamour

Another word for ‘beauty’

“The new girl in school is filled with glamour.”

44. Lagoon

A shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water

“The blue lagoon was filled with tropical fish that swam past the reef.”

45. Lithe

A small and graceful movement

“With one lithe move, he swept her off her feet and they danced all night long.”

46. Aquiver

The state of physically trembling due to cold or fear

“As soon as she went outside, her whole body aquivered.”

47. Mellifluous

A sound that is pleasing and musical to the ear

“The sound he made with his guitar was just mellifluous.”

48. Ineffable

A feeling so great, it can’t be put into words

“After being asked out by my crush I was left in an ineffable mood.”

49. Hiraeth

A feeling of longing, nostalgia, homesickness, or a yearning for a place or time that no longer exists or may never have existed.

“After 6 months of living in London, Jessica’s hiraeth to go back home only grew.”

50. Nefarious

Something or someone that is wicked or criminal

“The Evil Queen is one of the most nefarious fairy-tale characters.”

51. Cromulent

Another word for ‘adequate’

“I don’t know why, it’s such a cromulent song.”

52. Effervescent

A fizzy liquid

“The Coke was so effervescent, that its bubbles tickled my throat.”

53. Sonder

A realisation that everyone around you is living a complex life, just like you

“As he gazed around the park, he was struck by a feeling of sonder.”

54. Defenestration

The action of throwing someone out of a window

“She was so mad at him for what he had done, all she could think about was defenestration.”

55. Eloquence

Speech consisting of a persuasive tone

“The way she spoke was pure eloquence.”

56. Vellichor

The feeling of being surrounded by books you have no time to read

“Whenever I pass by that bookstore, I get a strong sense of vellichor.”

57. Denouement

A clear ending to a film where all questions are left answered

“The movie ended with a denouement, which left the audience completely speechless.”

58. Incandescent

Strikingly bright lights caused by heat

“I love how bright our incandescent Christmas lights make our home.”

59. Ephemeral

Something which only lasts for a very short period of time

“It was the best day of my life, too bad it was only ephemeral.”

60. Oblivion

A state of being unaware of what is happening around you

“She had no idea what was going on, her mind was completely oblivion.”

61. Phosphenes

A sensation of spots of lights causes by applying pressure to the eye

“Whenever I rub my eyes, I’m left with phosphenes for a while.”

62. Luminescence

The emission of light caused by fluorescence and phosphorescence

“The lights of the Northern sky filled the landscape with luminescence.”

63. Iridescent

Something which has various luminous colours

“Her iridescent bracelet shined brightly under the sunlight.”

64. Illicit

Against the law; illegal

“I broke up with my boyfriend because of his illicit drug addiction.”

65. Bombinate

A loud buzzing or humming noise

“My vacuum cleaner usually makes a lot of bombinate noise.”

66. Limerence

A state of feeling romantic attraction for someone

“Limerence is beyond just a simple crush.”

67. Sonorous

A deep and full voice

“That singer doesn’t even need a microphone, their sonorous voice can fill-up the entire arena.”

68. Epoch

A beginning of a time period in someone’s life

“Riley knew an epoch began when he first laid eyes on the woman he wanted to marry.”

69. Somnambulist

Someone who sleepwalks while they are in a deep sleep

“I think my older sister is a somnambulist, last night I heard her just randomly walk around.”

70. Aesthetic

A pleasant and artful appearance of someone or something

“Her aesthetic really suits her.”

71. Sorcery

The use of black magic

“The evil step-mother used sorcery to trap the princess.”

72. Hullabaloo

A commotion or fuss

“Today at work there was a huge hullabaloo between a staff and a client.”

73. Lyrical

Expressing yourself in an imaginative and beautiful way

“The way he expressed his emotions was almost lyrical.”

74. Balletic

Graceful movements

“The way she danced, was balletic.”

75. Thunderous

A sound which sounds closely related to thunder

“My teacher’s yell was thunderous.”

76. Euphonious

A sound which feels pleasing to the ear

“Listening to her talk is just so euphonious.”

77. Ambivalence

Having mixed feelings about something or someone

“Even though the new house was closer to his job, Andy still felt ambivalence about moving.”

78. Dissemble

Hide your true feelings and/or beliefs

“He planned to dissemble his intentions to surprise his girlfriend with a birthday party.”

79. Ebullience

Feeling cheerful and full of energy

“Dancing gives me such a great feeling of ebullience.”

80. Photogenic

Someone who always looks great in pictures

“She looks perfect in every photo; I wish I was that photogenic.”

81. Vigorous

something involving physical strength and effort

“The way he worked-out was super vigorous.”

82. Dulcet

A sound which is sweet and soothing

“The sounds her baby would make were so dulcet.”

83. Gesticulate

Using gestures to emphasise your own words

“Whenever he’s passionate about something, he becomes very gesticulate.”

84. Saunter

Walking into a room with a relaxed manner

“While everyone was rushing to get to class, Jordan walked in a very saunter manner.”

85. Serene

Calm and peaceful

“The sunrise this morning was serene.”

86. Sumptuous

Something that is luxurious and expensive looking

“The china in the dining room was absolutely sumptuous.”

87. Evanescence

Something which vanishes rather quickly

“I swear sometimes my memory is evanescence.”

88. Cascade

A particularly small waterfall

“The cascade of water was so beautiful to watch.”

89. Succulent

Food which is tender, juicy and tasty

“Just the thought of the succulent steak made my mouth water.”

90. Dusk

The darkest stage of twilight

“We romantically walked along the beach at dusk.”

91. Saccharine

An extreme sweet taste

“The cake was really saccharine.”

92. Summery

Suitable for the Summer

“I’ve decided to wear something comfortable and summery.”

93. Talisman

An object that is believed to have magical properties and bring good luck

“My grandmother gifted me this talisman, I promised to always wear it.”

94. Fetching

Another word for ‘attractive’

“My goodness! You look fetching today.”

95. Harbinger

Someone or something which signal when something is going to happen

“Clouds are a harbinger of an approaching storm.”

96. Redolent

A strong and sweet-smelling fragrant

“The perfume store is filled with redolent.”

97. Lassitude

A lack of physical and/or mental energy

“Lassitude is stopping me from getting out of bed.”

98. Dalliance

A romantic or sexual relationship

“Beverly loves the thought of love so much, she’s continuously getting into one dalliance after another.”

99. Tintinnabulation

A sound which consists of ringing and/or tinkling

“My son tries his best to hear any tintinnabulation during Christmas time.”

100. Synthesize

To bring things together to make one product

“We used the DC arc discharge to synthesize carbon nanotubes.”

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Pretty, Elegant and Beautiful Words

Beautiful Sounding Words

  • Serendipity – “luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for”
  • Euphoria – “a feeling of intense happiness and excitement”
  • Luminous – “full of or shedding light; bright or shining, especially in the dark”
  • Petrichor – “a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather”
  • Mellifluous – “sweet or musical; pleasant to hear”
  • Halcyon – “denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful”
  • Effervescent – “bubbly, lively, and enthusiastic”
  • Ethereal – “extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world”
  • Incandescent – “emitting light as a result of being heated; passionate, brilliant”
  • Nebula – “a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter”

Elegant Words

  • Eloquent
  • Serene
  • Radiant
  • Magnificent
  • Exquisite
  • Splendid
  • Majestic
  • Opulent
  • Resplendent
  • Sublime
  • Posh
  • Grandiose
  • Refined
  • Majestic
  • Lavish
  • Sophisticated
  • Regal
  • Distinguished
  • Impeccable
  • Glamorous
  • Effervescent
  • Luxuriant
  • Polished
  • Graceful
  • Sumptuous

Romantic Words

List of beautiful words that are romantic in English.

  • Love
  • Adore
  • Cherish
  • Devotion
  • Passion
  • Enchantment
  • Beloved
  • Sweetheart
  • Darling
  • Honey
  • Amour
  • Paramour
  • Soulmate
  • Forever
  • Heartthrob
  • Treasure
  • Affection
  • Endearment
  • Intimacy
  • Romance
  • Infatuation
  • Flame
  • Embrace
  • Caress
  • Kiss
  • Hug
  • Cuddle
  • Tender
  • Gentle
  • Attractive

Pretty Words

  • Bumblebee
  • Petal
  • Serendipity
  • Luminous
  • Butterfly
  • Whimsical
  • Bubble
  • Melody
  • Tranquil
  • Dewdrop
  • Aurora
  • Fluffy
  • Wisteria
  • Grace
  • Cupcake
  • Halcyon
  • Enchanting
  • Cherish
  • Twinkle
  • Dainty
  • Ethereal
  • Mellifluous
  • Bliss
  • Glitter
  • Heavenly

Cool and Pretty Sounding Words

List of beautiful words that are cool!

  • Serendipity
  • Mellifluous
  • Euphoria
  • Luminous
  • Ethereal
  • Cascade
  • Symphony
  • Effervescent
  • Aurora
  • Petrichor
  • Incandescent
  • Twilight
  • Enchanting
  • Solitude
  • Resplendent
  • Lustrous
  • Ineffable
  • Halcyon
  • Celestial
  • Quintessential

Beautiful Slang Words in English

List of beautiful words that are slang!

  • Bae – “term of endearment for one’s significant other”
  • Lit – “exciting or fun”
  • Lush – “beautiful or attractive”
  • Fierce – “impressive or powerful”
  • Swag – “stylish confidence”
  • Chill – “relaxed and laid-back”
  • Hella – “extremely or very”
  • Snatched – “looking amazing or flawless”
  • Savage – “cool or impressive”
  • Gucci – “good or great”

Words with Beautiful Meanings

  1. Serenity – “a state of being calm and peaceful”
  2. Euphoria – “a feeling of intense happiness and excitement”
  3. Petrichor – “the pleasant smell of rain on dry earth”
  4. Effervescence – “the quality of being bubbly and lively”
  5. Luminous – “radiating light or shining brightly”
  6. Ethereal – “delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world”
  7. Halcyon – “a period of time that is peaceful and happy”
  8. Ineffable – “too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words”
  9. Mellifluous – “pleasing to the ear, melodious”
  10. Quintessential – “representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.”

Words that Mean Beautiful

Pretty and beautiful words that means “beautiful

  • Gorgeous
  • Stunning
  • Elegant
  • Lovely
  • Radiant
  • Attractive
  • Exquisite
  • Graceful
  • Handsome
  • Splendid
  • Magnificent
  • Charming
  • Alluring
  • Mesmerizing
  • Enchanting
  • Divine
  • Winsome
  • Beauteous
  • Ravishing
  • Delightful

Beautiful in Different Languages

  • Spanish: hermoso/hermosa
  • French: beau/belle
  • Italian: bello/bella
  • Portuguese: bonito/bonita
  • German: schön
  • Dutch: mooi
  • Russian: красивый/красивая (krasivyy/krasivaya)
  • Japanese: 美しい (utsukushii)
  • Korean: 아름다운 (areumdaun)
  • Chinese: 美丽的 (měilì de)
  • Arabic: جميل (jameel)
  • Hindi: सुंदर (sundar)
  • Swahili: nzuri
  • Turkish: güzel
  • Greek: όμορφος/όμορφη (omorfos/omorfi)

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