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The Longest English Word

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Although some languages have longer words, English does have a number of words which use a lot of letters.

The longest word in the Oxford English Dictionary is a 45-letter word for a lung disease: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

The longest one-syllable English words are nine letters long: scratched, stretched, scrounged, scrunched and strengths.

Words

to scrounge: to get something which is needed. He scrounged money for lunch.
to scrunch to crush, to squeeze together.

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