36 Beautiful English Words Knowing Which Will Make Your Day

Words to make you ebullient.

Vartika Srivastava

Jan 18, 2021|11 min read


Words are the most powerful thing in the universe. This is why, I guess, it is said that 'Raise your words, not your voice'. The human tongue is a beast that few can master. 

As choosing the best and vibrant coloured clothes stylize your personality, picking up the best words to make your speech or writing rich with vocabulary will glorify your personality as well.

If you are searching for a few more expressive and rich words to embellish your speech or writing, then you are in the best article on the internet. 

Here we promise you to serve the most beautiful English words to adorn the way you express your feelings and to enhance your vocabulary as well.

To brighten up your mood and make you fall in love with the English language, we have rounded up the most beautiful English words that are guaranteed to make you absolutely exuberant.

1. Idyllic

Among all the beautiful English words, this term and ​'peaceful and beautiful; perfect, without problems'. 

If we use it in a sentence, we can say that 'The weather was glorious and the setting idyllic, in a beautiful park with refreshment pagoda close by' or 'I met my wife before her first marriage and we spent a year and a half in an idyllic relationship'. 

It is chosen as one among the most beautiful English words as it actually expresses the tranquillity of the speaker who has experienced that serenity and calmness in doing certain things or encountering particular situations. 

2. Serendipity

Reading the beautiful English words, now we come across this second word 'Serendipity', which means 'the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way' or 'finding something beautiful without looking for it'. 

But how can we count it among the beautiful English words? Let us discuss an example of serendipity! You must have experienced finding a hundred bucks note in the pocket of a coat you haven't worn in a while. Well, that trigger of your emotions has been exactly carried out in this one word. 

3. Wanderlust 

Next among the list of beautiful English words is 'wanderlust', which has a literal meaning of the strong desire to travel and explore the world. People with the wanderlust gene seem to be utterly fascinated with embracing the foreign world around them. 

This word correctly correlates the state of restlessness and inquisitive minds of the people who don't settle at a place but explore the outer world.

4. Eternal

It will be unfair not to count this word among the beautiful English words. 'Eternal' means without beginning or end; lasting forever; always existing. When we say eternal love, it is basically just a love that never ends. 

It's a love so powerful that nothing in the world can stop the strong feelings that two people have for each other. Do you experience this ceaseless feeling with someone too?

5. Wonder

This list of beautiful English words will be incomplete if we won't count this word among it. 

'Wonder' means a feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beautiful, remarkable, or unfamiliar or to ask yourself questions or express a wish to know about something. 

This word conveys the perfect trajectory of our minds which has the strange and magical power of thinking and putting up things into the imaginary scenario which has never ever happened before.

6. Petrichor

Wow! This word itself carries the aroma of earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. Don't you feel it? 

The word is constructed from Greek petra, "rock", or petros, "stone", and īchōr, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. 

So, there must not be any doubt in your mind that why this word has been chosen to be in the list of beautiful English words, because it carries our own personal experience of the pleasant odour which has a beautiful place in our heartfelt memories of a rainy day.

7. Solitude

It is a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people. It expresses the comfort one feels when being alone and away from the chaos of the outer world. 

It beautifully serves the emotion of recovery and inner peace one experiences when one is living his/her life, maybe for a short period of time, but exploring the inner itself, the immortal and peaceful soul which has been tired from the hustle we have created all around us.

8. Aurora

Have you ever experienced the first light of the day and that beautiful scenery when the ray of hope tangled with the light rays falls upon us promising the betterment of the very day and making us realize that ‘tomorrow has come.’ 

This beautiful feeling is literally expressed in just one word which is 'aurora'. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of aurora is "dawn". According to Mythology, Aurora was the Roman goddess of sunrise.

9. Euphoria

You must have come across the elated feeling of your mood while dancing, romance, intense love moments, laughing or just eating your favourite food items. 

If you can recall that very moment you had in your past life, then you know the exact meaning of this word and now no wonder why it has been listed among the beautiful English words. 

It is the experience (or affect) of pleasure or excitement and intense feelings of well-being and happiness.

10. Oblivion

Hey Tom Cruise lover! You must have recalled his cute and sizzling face while reading this word among the beautiful English words. Haven't you? Oblivion means the state of forgetting or having forgotten. 

If we frame a sentence using this word, 'The little village was bulldozed into oblivion to make way for the airport'. It correctly expresses the state of being left out from the memory like a number of traditions been oblivion nowadays.

11. Aquiver

This is so amazing that these beautiful English words deliver the inner feelings of ours in language. Aquiver means shaking or trembling because of strong emotion: quivering. 

If we use this word in a sentence, we may say that 'Her heart seemed to beat in her throat, and every fibre of her being was aquiver'. 

This word makes us feel exactly what the subject came across during certain situations.

12. Ineffable

What if you see your lover in a beautiful dress and you are frozen deep down your heart with an emotion of amazement and love! 

How will you express your emotions in words? In that case, this word can help you to utter your heartfelt emotions which literally means incapable of being expressed in words: indescribable. 

13. Hiraeth

It is a Welsh word for longing or nostalgia, an earnest longing or desire, or a sense of regret. 

It is among the most beautiful English words because it actually tells you the same way you feel “Untranslatable deep nostalgia for a place or time that will never be again”. 

It is kind of my word as many of the times I feel exactly the same and yes, now I can express it in one word 'Hiraeth'.

14. Limerence

Limerence is a state of mind which results from a romantic attraction to another person and typically includes obsessive thoughts and fantasies and a desire to form or maintain a relationship with the object of love and have one's feelings reciprocated. 

It is just amazing how beautifully this word depicts the charm of the attraction you carry for someone you want to be with and helps you out to express it too literally.

15. Ethereal

Have you ever heard of 'ethereal beauty'? No? Then do look at your mother's face. You will find it there. Well, ethereal actually means 'of or relating to the regions beyond the earth' or 'celestial, heavenly'. 

It is the word which makes you realize that you can now denote the things in just one word which is extremely delicate or refined created through the poetic imagination like if you have heard the voice of a person who seems to whisper when talking.

16. Epiphany

The list of beautiful English words now presents you this descriptive word 'epiphany'. Epiphany is an “Aha!” moment. An epiphany is an experience of a sudden and striking realization. 

For example, in the middle of the typical argument with your counterpart, you might have sometimes realized that it is you who starts the squabble and that in order to keep your relationship, you must stop being such an aggressive person. 

See, how charmingly this beautiful meaning is hidden in this one word.

17. Ephemeral

Coming up next in the list of beautiful English words is 'ephemeral' which means lasting a very short time. 

If you love little joy in everything then you must have felt the amazement while on the swing or roller coaster rides, or when the train is passed through any tunnel and you with your friends or family scream out loud in excitement because of the darkness created inside, now that's what is enclosed in this one word 'ephemeral'.

18. Cromulent

Acceptable or adequate is what you mean by cromulent. The Simpsons have contributed a great deal to the English language by adding this word among the list of beautiful English words. 

It was coined specifically for the 1996 episode “Lisa the Iconoclast." In reference to one character’s questioning of the use of embiggen, another says “it’s a perfectly cromulent word.”

19. Aesthete

Are you someone who claims to be concerned only with matters of art and beauty? If yes, then now we have a word to describe you! 

Aesthete actually means a person who is appreciative of and sensitive to art and beauty. So, the next time you feel like describing someone with these abilities, do call them that, in order to beautify your conversation!

20. Scintilla

Scintilla is a long word for describing a tiny thing. It means a tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling.
As in "a scintilla of doubt". 

I feel that this should definitely be in the list of beautiful English words as it helps us to describe a hint or trace of something that barely suggests its presence.

21. Inure

Inure signifies that someone or something has built up a tolerance to, or has insulated itself from the effects of, a source of irritation or detriment. 

Being a medico, now I like to use this word in medical terms as well, for instance,' Medical researchers worry that the overuse of antibiotics has inured some strains of bacteria to even the most potent drugs'.

22. Demure

Hey! Are you a reserved, modest, and shy person? Or your lady luck's smile is polite and a little shy? Well, now we have found an amazing word from the list of beautiful English words for you to describe both, i.e., 'demure'.

It means modest and reserved in manner or behaviour. So next time you ever want to compliment your girl, use it as 'demure smile' or 'demure outfit', it will definitely beautify your conversation.

23. Felicity

Next in the list of beautiful English words is this word 'felicity' which means a state of happiness or the quality of joy. 

Well, after the long duration of lockdown, meeting your loved ones must have triggered the love hormones inside you which might have filled you up with great happiness and bliss. 

That's what is meant here from this one word.

24. Quintessential

This fourteen letter word carries a beautiful meaning inside it, this is why it has been counted as among the beautiful English words. 

Quintessential means representing a perfect or typical example of something or embodying or possessing the essence of something. 

If someone tells you you're the quintessential rock musician, that means they think that everything about you screams “rock and roll.”

25. Plethora

This eight-letter word denotes a large or excessive amount of something. Amazing! Isn't it? While visiting the malls, don't you feel that the food court has a plethora of options for lunch. 

Now, let me make it more interesting, suppose if you have 15 different people who want to take you on a date, you have a plethora of romantic possibilities. Ahem! Now you got it, didn't you?

26. Tranquillity

Tranquillity is the quality or state of being tranquil; that is, calm, serene, and worry-free. 

It would be unfair not to count it among the beautiful English words, as it actually helps you to express exactly what you feel while your heart and mind are experiencing harmony and calmness.

27. Elegance

Ah! This beautiful word denotes the dignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style, which you may witness in a piece of art, dance or even a person. 

This eases you to call out something you feel has sophistication and gentility, as in a picture you see over the social media.

28. Eloquence

Eloquence is the ease in using language to best effect. It is the practice or art of using language with fluency and aptness. 

It is an apt word to describe a person's ability to express herself in a powerful speech or expressive writing.

29. Pristine

There is a word to call original and pure; not spoiled or worn from use. 'Pristine' it is. What if you visit your village and notice the dense greenery around your house the same you saw in your childhood. 

That will be said to be pristine woods. See, how beautifully that originality of the forest and undisturbed by pollution or uninterrupted of humans has been packed inside a word.

30. Opulence

The quality of being expensive and luxurious can be described in a rich vocabulary word 'opulence'. 

It is not only among the beautiful English words but also suggests extravagant excess, opulence describes lavish and visibly over-the-top living.

31. Sanguine

So, finally, we have a word to describe an optimistic or positive attitude, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation. Here comes a beautiful sentence carrying the same positivity.

'Despite the fact the soldiers have not been home in eight months, they are still sanguine about seeing their families soon.'

32. Panacea

It is the best word to describe the Covid-19 vaccine because it means a remedy for all diseases or ills, an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties. 

In the present scenario, when everything and everyone has been affected internally, this word is the best way to call out for the remedy to cure-all.

33. Silhouette

A ten letter word among the beautiful English words which means a picture (as a drawing or cut out) of the outline of an object filled in with a solid usually black colour. 

How beautifully it emphasises the outline, and so the word has also been used in the fields of fashion and fitness to describe the shape of a person's body or the shape created by wearing clothing of a particular style or period.

34. Elysian

It means relating to or characteristic of heaven or paradise. The heavenly feeling can be described in a rich and beautiful word 'Elysian'. 

It makes us express in a poetic manner,  the being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by God or divine.

35. Traipse

This word does mean to walk or travel about without apparent plan but with or without a purpose. 

I like this word among all the beautiful English words list as it recalls me about my childhood when I was a bored high school student was traipsing through a museum on a class trip.

36. Solace 

If something eases your disappointment or grief, consider it a solace. If you're sad, you might find solace in music or in talking to your friends. 

I find calmness in writing poetries when I get tired or distressed of something, and now this word will help me to express my feelings. What is the thing you find the solace in.


This is so good how letters just group up into some meaningful words and end up ornamenting our conversation or writing. 

It is always impressive to use rich quality of words to not only make your speech or writing magnificent but also to fill the treasure of your vocabulary with new and spectacular words. 

Hope this list of beautiful English words must have been helpful in updating your knowledge of the English language and making you supersede the same boring words by these beautiful English words.

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