Longest word in English
The publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary quote “loccinaucinihilipilification” (29 letters) as the longest genuine word, followed by “antidisestablishmentarianism“ (28 letters). According to Oxford, although there are a few other words that are longer, they are mainly technical words or invented for the purpose.
I can now reveal that in fact “smiles” is the longest genuine word in the English language because there is a mile between its first and last letters.
By Josef Essberger for EnglishClub November 2007
Josef started teaching English as a foreign language in 1991 and founded EnglishClub for learners and teachers in 1997.
i think SMILES remain the longest word for me as it gives meaning to live long. So smile ………………………….
but if i wrote ‘Loccinaucinihilipilification’ in mile high letters it’d still be longer than ‘smiles’ lets not be cheesey
I think “my smile” is the longest and brightest word
lol,that is true.the longest word in the world is smile.