The British Matchplay Scrabble Championships took place over the bank holiday weekend and ended with Kevin MacMahon, a trainee physics teacher, being crowned the best Scrabble player in the UK.
The word ‘immortal’ helped clinch victory in the Bank Holiday Monday final.
To celebrate the Bank Holiday and the Scrabble Championships has compiled a list of the most 'beautiful sounding' words, as chosen by celebs.
Jonathan Kirkley, marketing manager of Games at Mattel, the maker of Scrabble stated: “Scrabble is a game that celebrates words and although its not always necessary to know their meanings to be a successful player, we are all drawn to particular words not because of their meaning but because of how they sound. We hope these 'beautiful' words will provide some inspiration for the next time that people play a game of Scrabble.”
Here's the celebs' favourites:
Sting – ‘Laconic’ – adjective, (referring to a person, style of writing or speech) defined as ‘Using very few words’
Trudie Styler (Sting’s wife) – ‘Freckle’ – noun, defined as ‘A small patch of light brown colour on the skin, often becoming more pronounced through exposure to the sun’
Stephen Fry – ‘Snuffle’ – verb, defined as ‘Breathe noisily through the nose due to a cold or crying’
Andrew Roberts (historian) – ‘Threnody’ – noun, meaning ‘a lament’
Jay Kay from Jamiroquai – ‘Whippersnapper’ – noun, meaning ‘A young and inexperienced person considered to be presumptuous or overconfident’
Hilary Devey (BBC Dragons Den) – ‘Machination’ – noun, defined as ‘The act of plotting’
Susie Dent (Channel 4 – Countdown) – ‘Halcyon’ – adjective, defined as ‘Denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful’
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