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Here are the 20 longest words in Italian and their meaning. Some of these terms are in relatively common use, others belong to disciplines so specific that you will probably never have to use them.

In any case, these words serve to give you a full sense of the beauty and depth of the language of Dante Alighieri, who was the first to make it universal when he published the Divine Comedy in the Middle Ages.

What we know today as Italian was called Tuscan several centuries ago. However, it eventually became the language of the entire Italic Peninsula, and with the unification under the reign of the Savoy family, it was definitively established, although the other dialects continue to exist even today.

These words speak of the beauty of a language that was transformed directly from Latin, and which today has more than 85 million speakers worldwide.

Here are the longest Italian words and their meaning.

The 20 longest words in Italian and their meanings

Italian is beautiful.

  • Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia. Phobia or fear of long and complex words.
  • Nonilfenossipolietilenossietanolo. Chemical name.
  • Sovramagnificentissimamente. In a way that goes beyond magnificence.
  • Incontrovertibilissimamente. Indisputably.
  • Particolareggiatissimamente. In great detail.
  • Esofagodermatodigiunoplastica. Reconstructive surgery of the stomach.
  • Pentagonododecaedrotetraedrico. Concept of Geometry.
  • Diclorodifeniltricloroetano. Chemical term.
  • Anticostituzionalisticamente. Conduct contrary to the Constitution of a country.
  • Elettroencefalograficamente. Relating or relating to electroencephalograms.
  • Intradermopalpebroreazione. Medical term.
  • Incontrastabilissimamente. Which cannot be disputed. Indisputably.
  • Spettroeliocinematografia. Discipline that studies the evolution of solar phenomena.
  • Precipitevolissimevolmente: The superlative of the adverb “precipitevolmente,” meaning “rather hastily” or “very hastily.”
  • Psiconeuroenocrinoimmunologia. A neologism that refers to a discipline that studies the functioning of the nervous, immune and endocrine systems.
  • Esofagodermatodigiunoplastica:.A word related to a surgical intervention that affects the digestive system and belongs to the field of plastic surgery.
  • Pentagonododecaedrico-tetraedrico. A geometry term with thirty-two letters.
  • Aerotermoviscoelasticit√†. Another medical word with twenty-four letters.
  • Schecchereccherebbe. The longest monovocalic word with nineteen letters and a unique set of six “e” vowels. It evokes the onomatopoeic roar of birds.
  • Supercalifragilistichespiralitoso. A thirty-four letter expression made famous in the Walt Disney movie “Mary Poppins”. Although it has no real meaning, in Italian it is used to express happiness. However, it originally refers to something you say when you don’t know what to say.

Although you probably won’t use any of these words, they all give you an idea of the journey you are about to embark on if you are learning Italian or want to do so.

If you decide to learn Italian, you can be sure that it will open multiple job opportunities in different areas ranging from sports to fashion, and including all industries and all artistic and cultural manifestations.

In any case, you should know that at Lingua Language Center, we are experts in teaching Italian, and that you will be able to advance with us to levels that will surprise you every day.Write to us! We are waiting to give you the information you need to start learning this beautiful language.