Guys, does anyone know the answer?
get hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia pronunciation from EN Bilgi.
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1.1 Alternative forms
1.2 Etymology 1.3 Pronunciation 1.4 Noun 1.4.1 Usage notes 1.4.2 Synonyms 1.4.3 Related terms 1.4.4 Translations
hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia (common misspelling, perhaps on purpose, to make the word even longer)
From , an extension of with ad hoc combining forms of (“monster”) and (intended to exaggerate the length of the word itself and the idea of the size of the words being feared), + .
(UK) IPA(key): /ˌhɪ.pəˌpɒ.tə(ʊ)ˈmɒn.stɹə(ʊ)ˌsɛs.kwɪ.pɪˌdɑːl.ɪ.ə(ʊ)ˈfəʊ.bɪ.ə/
Audio (UK) 0:03 Rhymes: -əʊbiə
(humorous) The fear of long words. quotations ▼
It is unlikely that this 15-syllable contrivance is ever used purely for its meaning. The term is recognized in formal writing.
± show ▼
the fear of long words
Categories: English words suffixed with -phobiaEnglish terms with IPA pronunciationEnglish terms with audio linksRhymes:English/əʊbiəRhymes:English/əʊbiə/15 syllablesEnglish lemmasEnglish nounsEnglish uncountable nounsLong English wordsEnglish humorous termsEnglish terms with usage examplesEnglish terms with quotationsEnglish 15-syllable wordsen:Phobias
How to Pronounce the Fear of Long Words: 12 Steps (with Pictures)
The fear of long words is ironically called hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. It may seem daunting at first, but if you take your time and break the word up into pieces, it is actually quite easy to pronounce, some might think this...
How to Pronounce the Fear of Long Words
Last Updated: February 18, 2022
The fear of long words is ironically called . It may seem daunting at first, but if you take your time and break the word up into pieces, it is actually quite easy to pronounce, some might think this phobia is made up but quite frankly it is the official fear of long words.
1Know the word. It is .
2Break the word into up into its root words. . is the misspelled form of , comes from the Latin , meaning , comes from , a very long word, and lastly , an extreme or irrational fear of something.
3Break the word up into easy to pronounce pieces.
4Start with . It is pronounced .
5Follow with . Pronounce it as .
6Next comes . Say .
7Then there is . Pronounce .
8Say . This is pronounced as .
9Finish with . Say it like .
10Practice saying each piece.
11Pronounce the whole word. .
12Practice the pronunciation until you can say the word without hesitations.
Advertisement Community Q&A Question
Why do people get scared of long words?
People have all different kinds of phobias (fears), some more unusual than others. There's really no explaining why it happens, people are just born that way.
Not Helpful 61 Helpful 88 Question
How do I stop being scared of long words?
You could start with smaller words and slowly get into bigger words.
Not Helpful 71 Helpful 146 Question
Why are people scared of long words?
It depends for different people, because some may just not know the words while others may be legitimately intimidated by the words for several different reasons.
Not Helpful 60 Helpful 74 Question
Why is it such a long word if it's for people who are afraid of long words?
Tom De Backer Top Answerer
Though many phobias are quite real, this phobia is more a humorous human invention than a real diagnosis.
Not Helpful 72 Helpful 130 Question
How do I pronounce lilapsaphobia?
Tom De Backer Top Answerer
Not Helpful 58 Helpful 85 Question
When I say the word, is it better to start slow or fast?
It's always better to start out slow and gradually get faster. Take the word one small piece at a time, just like how they recommend in the article.
Not Helpful 24 Helpful 57 Question
Why is a fear of long words so long? Won't the person afraid of it be afraid of even saying the word?
Ruby Top Answerer
The origins of the word for fear of long words was actually a joke. It was made ironically.
hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia pronunciation: How to pronounce hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia in English
Pronunciation guide: Learn how to pronounce hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia in English with native pronunciation. hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia translation and audio pronunciation
How to pronounce hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobiaListened to: 40K times
in: long words
hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia pronunciation in English [en]
Pronunciation by adampinsky (Male from United States )
1 votes Good Bad Add to favorites Download MP3 Share Report Other
Pronunciation by readmylips (Female from Canada )
15 votes Good Bad Add to favorites Download MP3 Share Report
Pronunciation by pokemon343638 (From Spain )
2 votes Good Bad Add to favorites Download MP3 Share Report
Can you pronounce it better? Or with a different accent? Pronounce hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia in English
Share the pronunciation of hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia in English:
Facebook Twitter Email
Accents & languages on maps
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA
Do you know how to pronounce hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is pending pronunciation in:
Record pronunciation for hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia [en - uk]
Random words: thought, sure, English, dance, girl