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I love to hear the name Kennebunkport

Do you have a word you like to hear or say?

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Re: I love to hear the name Kennebunkport

Brouhaha, it sounds like laughter.

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Re: I love to hear the name Kennebunkport

I love "Cheshire" cat!!   BTW, I also love Kennebunkport, (the place) been there many times, it's lovely.

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When I studied French in high school, our teacher told us that the French (at that time) thought the most beautiful-sounding English words were "cellar door."

 

I always had a fondness for Edgar Allan Poe's --

 

"To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells"-

 

 

"Tintinnabulation."  It has always been cited as a fine example of onomatopoeia, a word that sounds like what it means.

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Re: I love to hear the name Kennebunkport

In Murder She Wrote they call it Kennebunk.
Since fictional Cabot Cove is in Maine, Jessica and the sheriff have referred to it several times. I guess for residents of Maine who say it often, Kennenbunkport is just too long.😀
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Re: I love to hear the name Kennebunkport

The Kennebunks:

 

Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, in the past also Kennebunk beach

 

The Kennebunk river passes through the town of Kennebunk and enters the Atlantic in Kennebunkport.

 

 

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Re: I love to hear the name Kennebunkport

Penultimate, it's my favorite word .

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Two places come to mind, both with names that roll off the tongue.  I find myself saying them over and over.  They are both very small towns.

 

Balmorhea is a city in Reeves County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 479 in the U.S. Census of 2010.

 

Tierra Amarilla is a small unincorporated community near the Carson National Forest in the northern part of the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is the county seat of Rio Arriba County. Tierra Amarilla is Spanish for "Yellow Soil"

New Mexico☀️Land Of Enchantment
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I have fun saying Razzmatazz 

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@QualityGal  umbellule  Even better than the word is the definition:

one of the secondary umbels in a compound umbel. What?? We have been playing the game "Dictionary" for 50+ years. The game is kind of like "Balderdash," but it just requires a dictionary and paper and pencils. Umbellule was one of the words we found early on. The funny thing is, I have heard it used several times since, when someone is describing flowers.