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Definition for: hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

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English

Alternative spellings

  • hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

Pronunciation

Etymology

Extension of sesqui(p)pedalophobia with monstrum "monster" and a truncated form of hippopotamus, intended to exaggerate the length of the word itself and the idea of the size of the words being feared. The word consists of 36 letters.

Noun

hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia ( uncountable )

  1. The fear of long words, literally the hippopotamus- and monster-related fear of very long words.

Usage notes

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Translations

  • German: Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobie f .
  • Spanish: hipopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia f .

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Morse Codehippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
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