What is the longest word in the English language with all of its letters in alphabetical order?
Aegilops, a Latin word which has been absorbed into the English language, has three meanings:
- an eye condition,
- a type of grass
- a species of oak tree.
Other words in the English language with all letters in alphabetical order, A-Z:
7-letter words, with repeated letters
Some 6-letter words, no repeated letters
Some 6-letter words, with repeated letters
Some of the longest words in the English language with all letters in REVERSE alphabetical order, Z-A:
- spoonfeed (9, with repeated letters)
- spoonfed (8, with a repeated letter)
- trollied (8, with a repeated letter)
- sponged (7, no repeats)
- wronged (7, no repeats)
What is the longest word in the English language that has all of its letters in reverse alphabetical order?
How long is the longest word in English that has the letters arranged in reverse alphabetical order?
The first longest word in English is Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenolopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymeno which contains 183 letters. The second longest word in English is Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis which contains 45 letters! It is pretty amazing! Look it up if you don't believe me! In fact if you look it up, you'll find a larger word containing 189,819! Amazing! floccinaucinihilipilification
Electroencephalographic is the longest word in the English language beginning with "ex." The longest word beginning with an E, in the English language, is electroencephalographic and it is the record of electrical activity along the scalp. As it is such a long word, the study of it, electoencephalography, is sometimes abbreviated to the letters EEG.
It is the longest non-medical word in the English language floccipausinihilipilification is a 29 letters word which means "the act of estimating as worthless." *Mark B wrote: The longest non-medical word in the English Language is not "floccipausinihilipilification" (29 letters) but rather "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis" (45 letters) meaning "a pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of very fine silicate or quartz dust "
"Antidisestablishmentarianism" (28 letters) is the longest non-coined, non-technical word in the English language, and refers to the doctrine opposing the removal of state support for an established Church, which in the original usage was the English Anglican Church. The longest English word that appears in dictionaries (although labeled as factitious) is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (45 letters) (see related link below)
What is the longest word in the English language according to the Guinness Book of World Records 2008?
The longest word may be any of several possible words, ranging from antidisestablishmentarianism (28 letters) to the coined word pneumonoultramicroscopic-silicovolcanoconiosis (45 letters, no hyphen) to the complete long chemical name for the protein titin (189,819 letters). (see the related question)
The second longest recognized word is "lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon". The 183-letter word is a transliteration from Ancient Greek and originated as a fictional dish in Aristophane's Assemblywomen. It is considered to be the longest word that has ever appeared in literature. The second longest official word that is used in the English language is "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcano- coniosis" and describes a disease that involves the lungs (commonly known as black lung). It contains 45 letters.