How to Pronounce Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

This word is made up of 34 letters, and is the longest word in the dictionary. Here’s how to pronounce it.

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The correct way to say it

Most people mispronounce the word “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” by saying it too fast or by stressing the wrong syllable. The correct way to say it is “soo-puh-kal-uh-fraj-uh-lis-tiks-spi-uh-lid-er-uh-skuhs”.

The meaning of the word

The word Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a nonsense word. It was popularized by the 1964 film Mary Poppins. The word is used as an example of how a word can be meaningless, yet still have meaning to those who use it.

The history of the word

The word was first used in the 1964 film Mary Poppins, written by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman. In the film, it is pronounced /ˌsuːpərkælɪˈfrædʒɪlɪsˌtɛkspiˈælɪdəʊʃəs/ (su-per-kal-i-FRAD-juh-lis-TEKs-pi-AL-ih-doh-shus).[2][3]

The word has often been invoked in attempts to create long words. Among these are: bamboozleflummaxicated (coined by Wendell Forthright in Dixonary),[4] dittocymrulliumceilium Noceleronn (added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2002),[5] floccinaucinihilipilification (the longest nontechnical word in common usage and the longest monosyllabic one), honokiolmethyletherhamphatine, lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilophorosphatoides
( added to Merriam–Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary in 2003),[6] nonillion,[7] praetercontinental,[8] supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,[9][10][11] and tetrahydrotris(naphthoquinonato)borate.[12][13]