In English, there are some terms that only a few people are aware of. These fascinating definitions will surely make you interested in learning English. Learn these interesting and fascinating definitions that you did not know probably. Read, learn, enjoy and share the most unknown terms as much as you can.

Interesting English Terms

English Definitions Most of The People Are Unknown To

1. Ghost Words: Ghost words are the words that mean nothing. There are some words in dictionary that have been placed because of printing errors. The nonexistent word “Dord” appeared in the dictionary for eight years in the mid-20th century.

2. Pangram: Pangrams are the words or sentences in English language that consist each letter of alphabet at least once. There are some pangram sentences we are sharing here:

  • Waltz, bad nymph, for quick jigs vex. (28 letters)
  • Two driven jocks help fax my big quiz. (30 letters)
  • The five boxing wizards jump quickly. (31 letters)
  • Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. (32 letters)
  • The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (35 letters)

3. Crutch Words: The words we repeat often are known as ‘Crutch’ words. These words do not add meaning or value to a sentence but we use them especially in speaking. Some of the common crutch words are: ‘actually’, ‘basically’, ‘literally’, ‘honestly’ and so on.

4. Ambigrams: There are some word in English language that will be the same even when turned upside down. Such words are known as ‘ambigrams’. ‘SWIMS’ is one of the examples of such words.

5. Homophones: Two or more words having the same pronunciation but spelled differently and have different meanings are known as ‘homophones’. Some of the examples of homophones are; ‘sight and site’, ‘new and knew’, and ‘seen and scene’.

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