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Six more unusual, beautiful words

Beautiful words don’t just sound beautiful, some roll off the tongue with ease, some hit the air in sharp tones while others stretch out as you meander over syllables and roll certain letters. Some words evoke images and feelings as much as meaning. 

Below are six beautiful words to warm you this winter. Why not test out how they sound? 

Comment below if you think there are any other words worthy of the list and you might see them in an upcoming blog. You can also read the other entries in our beautiful words series here on our blog.


ganache - a rich chocolate confection made from semisweet chocolate and cream, often used as a cake icing.

Machiavellian - characterised by subtle or unscrupulous cunning; wily; astute

inamorata - a female lover; a woman who loves or is loved.

luxurious - characterised by luxury; ministering or conducing to luxury: a luxurious hotel

serenade - a complimentary performance of vocal or instrumental music in the open air at night, as by a man under the window of his lover.

accoutrement - equipage; trappings.

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