Thu 5 Dec, 2002 01:39 pm
What is the shortest English word with the vowels a,e,i,o,u in alphabetical order and with no repeat vowels?
Here's an example: F A C E T I O U S
About a year ago, I undertook a research project where I tracked down as many words as possible, in the English language, that have the standard vowels a,e,i,o,u in alphabetical order and with no repeat vowels.
I was amazed at how many there were!
I'll reveal my findings to you later, but in the meantime let's see how many answers you can find to the above trivia question.
Is aedious an English word?
Nice try fbaezer..
Unfortunately, aedious is NOT a word that can be found in any English Dictionary.
Keep searching, your suggestion is a good one.
Husker: 8 out of 10 for effort.
Unfortunately, both words that you submitted (adventitious & sacreligeous) have repeat vowels, (the letter "i" is repeated in both words - with correct spelling)...nevertheless, they do have the a,e,i,o,u sequence.
By the way, I don't think you spelt sacrilegious correctly.
Full marks for C A E S I O U S
Caesious is an excellent 8-letter word example, however, there is a shorter one!
have to find somewhere to but the 197 I found :-)
There are hundreds of words which have the vowels a,e,i,o,u in them, some of them are in alphabetical order but they have repeat vowels, and many, many others have the vowels in any of 123 other combinations that the vowels a,e,i,o,u can be arranged.
AERIOUS is the answer to this Trivia question.
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dat boy be too smart fer 'is own good.....
Nah, it was very easy.
Just look at the vowels and you start seeing ae words (first thing that popped into my head was aeon) and iou was an obvious group as well.
aerious also aereous (AY-ree-uhs) adjective
Of the nature of air, airy.
[From Latin aereus or aerius, adjectival form of aer, air, + -ous.]
Interesting. Which dictionary did ya find that in, Gautam? Neither spelling is listed in Merriam-Webster.
I didn't check to see if it's in a dictionary but know it's a word. I know the word from its Portuguese cognant but am certain it's an English word.
If you really want to find it online go to www.fluencynow.com
and try all the dictionaries listed there. The onelook box is your best bet.