Some of the most beautiful words in the English language conjure up a sense of something magical. Finding the perfect aesthetic words for a sensation or feeling is a joy.
Sometimes even when you are feeling sad, finding the exact words to describe your emotions can make it seem just a little better.
If you love books, and especially if you love to write, you may find these following words inspire you to use the English language to its fullest.
Rather than just saying you are sad, perhaps you would describe yourself as melancholy, nostalgic, mournful or heartbroken. Or perhaps your happiness is more like contentment, delight or ecstasy.
Some of my favorite words describe feelings that are hard to describe in any other way. And of course, some words just sound so beautiful they are a joy to say.
Amazingly, there are more than a million words in the English language. Many of them are beautiful in some way. Perhaps it is the way they sound, the way they look when written on a page, or because the meaning is so precise and perfect.
Words, of course, are not meant to be considered in isolation. Together they can make up sentences and utterances and become poems, stories, songs and essays. However, finding the perfect words will enhance your language for whatever you want to communicate, it is a chat with a friend or an epic poem.
If you are looking for some inspiration, take a look at these 25 of my favourite aesthetic words.
Aesthetic words for happy emotions
Sometimes we feel like words can’t describe how happy we feel. But if you look closely at the English language, you are bound to find a word that perfectly describes your feeling of joy.
A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
A state of supreme happiness, utter joy or contentment.
Happy, joyful and carefree.
The chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way.
Beautiful words for sad emotions
The English language also has the perfect word for our sad emotions. If you are feeling blue, but just can’t quite put your finger on how you are feeling, you may find the following words describe your emotions perfectly. Plus they have the bonus of being some of the most beautiful sounding words in the English language.
Dejected, dispirited or discouraged.
Sorrowful and downcast.
Full of yearning or desire tinged with melancholy.
Aesthetic words that describe the world
We live in such a wonderful world that sometimes it is hard to put into words how to describe it. I was surprised that there are so many words that describe specific things about the world, times of the day and specific weather. Here are just a few of my favorites:
Occurring in the evening.
Extremely peaceful or picturesque.
The pleasant, earthy smell after rain.
Splendid or dazzling to look at.
In the past, at one time.
Beautiful words that describe human experience
There are some human experiences that seem difficult to put into words. However, the English language probably has a word that is just right for even the most specific of human experiences. I’m sure you have all felt the following emotions, but did you know there was a word for the way you felt?
Excessive desire to stay in bed.
A lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.
The warmth of the sun in winter.
Aesthetic words for when you just can’t find the word to describe something
Human beings have always struggled to find the words to explain some things. For this reason, the English language has a lot of words for things that are hard to describe. Here are just a few of the thousands of beautiful words in the English language.
Impossible to explain.
Impossible to explain or understand.
Aesthetic words that are just simply beautiful to say
Some words are just beautiful to say. They trip off the tongue in a delightful way and sound like music when we hear them. Here are just a few of the thousands of beautiful words in the English language:
Extremely delicate, light, not of this world.
Lying face upwards.
An alignment of celestial bodies.
The pure essence of something or the most perfect embodiment of something.
Extremely, rich, luxurious, or magnificent.
Slender, graceful and lithe.
Bubbly or sparkling, also vivacious; merry, lively.
The English language really is a wonderful language that has taken influences from all around the world. This is why we have so many words to choose from when trying to describe, explain or think about what we are experiencing or feeling. I hope you have found these words inspire you to explore the English language further so you can express yourself in new and different ways.
This article has only touched the surface of some of the most aesthetic words in the English language. We’d love to hear some of your favorites. So if you are a logophile, please share your most beloved words with us in the comments below!
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Great choices. There’s a few in the list I didn’t know 🙂
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I love using great words.
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This is nice.
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