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Cellar Door…

“the English compound noun cellar door (especially in its British pronunciation of /sɛləˈdɔː/) is commonly used as an example of a word which is beautiful in terms of [sound] phonaesthetics … with no regard for semantics… It has been variously presented as the most beautiful instance in the English language…”

Aesthetics…

“a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty… more scientifically defined as the study of sensory and emotional values

“…broadly defined, aesthetics is “critical reflection on art, culture and nature…”


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