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Most Beautiful Words In The English Language (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 08/09/11 10:08 AM ET   Updated: 10/09/11 06:12 AM ET

In his essay "English and Welsh," J.R.R. Tolkien claimed that "cellar door" was the most beautiful word, as its sound is simply and intrinsically pleasing.

After asking for the words that disgusted you, we couldn't help but wonder: what words do you find the most beautiful?

We asked our readers on Facebook and Twitter, and here are some of the results!

What word do YOU think is the most beautiful? Let us know in the comments!

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Ugh! I hate this word!
Truly exquisite!

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