If the current word we are checking is longer than the longest previously found, we set the longest_word to word. to rearrange letters in order to make a word from letters).. One of the longest isograms is subdermatoglyphic , at 17 characters. Despite being in the dictionary, the word was originally made up by the president of the National Puzzlers’ league. 1.2m members in the MapPorn community. This word is sometimes called an isogram among lovers of words and word games. How many words exactly are in the English language? Strengths – Whilst this word only has 9 characters, it has won a Guinness world record for having the most consonants and being monosyllabic. – Froziph Sep 29 '15 at 3:32 The long word is used to name Titin, which is the biggest known protein in the world. Euouae – This six-letter word may not be long, per se but does hold a record for being the longest English word made up only from vowels. Xylas Deuel Salang Ebalo, studied at University of Baguio. That’s a lot! And it’s not really useful for Mr. Everybody. Which gets the mind thinking the next question, what’s the longest word in current use today? Amazon River – 6,436 km The Amazon River is undoubtedly the largest river in the world by discharge volume of water. Brendon Summer. There are many letter games whose purpose is to make a word from letters (Scrabble, Wordox, Words with Friends, etc. High quality images of maps. 2. It is the longest river in the world as well as the longest river in Africa. There is controversy surrounding this word as it was created specifically to be the longest words in the English dictionary. The longest word is a part of the Countdown TV program, whose purpose is to find the longest word by using only some selected letters (e.g. It’s a technical word referring to the lung disease more commonly known as silicosis. Appearing in the Oxford English Dictionary, this 45-letter word for a disease is the longest English word that is defined in a major dictionary. The word -- which is actually the name of a giant protein called Titin -- begins with "Methio," ends with "leucine," and has a total of 189,819 letters, Geekologie.com reported. Many of the longest words in the dictionary refer to medicine or chemistry. That way, all future words will be compared to the new longest_word we just found. Even Wikipedia is unable to write the full name of chemical name of Titan completely. The second edition of the current 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary contains 171,476 words in current use. However, its position as the second-longest river in the world is highly disputed as the title has for long been granted to the Nile River in Egypt. Titan has very long chemical name so that pronounce it is hardly possible. Answer requested by . Our longest word in English has 189,819 characters.