"Wilfred J. Funk, poet, lexicographer and president of Funk & Wagnalls, once listed what he considered the ten most beautiful words in the English language~ 'Beautiful in meaning and in the musical arrangement of their letters.'
His list, compiled after a 'thorough sifting of thousands of words,' is~ dawn, hush, lullaby, murmuring, tranquil, mist, luminous, chimes, golden, and melody."
I haven't sifted thousands of words, but I've been keeping a list of words that I think are beautiful. Here is my own list:
- enthusiasm (en=in theos=God)