Most pronounced words of 2017

December 29, 2017

Forvo, the world's largest pronunciation dictionary, has released its list of the most pronounced words of 2017. Wondering which word has been reproduced the most this year? The Danish word "hygge" was the one which aroused the curiosity of our users this year, after the popularity the word gained last year. The word is said to have no direct translation in English although it can be defined as “cosiness" or "a feeling of contentment or well-being”.

The music industry had also its impact on our users and, as a result, "despacito" is placed in the second position. Since the beginning of the year, this song by Luis Fonsi obtained thousands and thousands views during the whole year. The popularity of Ed Sheeran also continues to increase, as he made the final list.

Continuing with personalities, Emmanuel Macron and Carles Puigdemont has received many visits, due to the French presidential election in May and the political situation in Catalonia. 

As in previous years, tech terms featured highly with "Google" and "Airbnb" receiving a lot of traffic, as well as the word "online".

Here's the list in full:

1. hygge

2. despacito

3. Airbnb

4. online

5. Peppa Pig

6. Google

7. thought

8. Emmanuel Macron

9. skam

10. through

11. squirrel

12. water

13. schedule

14. Fintech

15. Zootopia

16. Michael Kors

17. Tommy Hilfiger

18. there

19. apple

20. Ed Sheeran

21. Ove

22. Friedrich Nietzsche

23. skechers

24. хуй

25. the

26. this

27. autumn

28. three

29. with

30. GitHub

31. Carles Puigdemont

32. Google translate

33. eyes

34. daughter

35. laugh

36. can't

37. Reims

38. bonjour

39. Kylian Mbappé

40. our

41. diptyque

42. hello

43. supreme

44. though

45. Sláinte

46. clothes

47. Calvin Klein

48. world

49. Leicester

50. je t'aime