Word Trivia > What Word Contains All the Vowels?


The one often mentioned is uncopyrightable.  Indeed, we mistakenly cited this as the only one until someone set us straight.  There are, in fact, at least two other words that contain all the vowels in orderfacetious and abstemious.  There are at least four that contain all the vowels in reverse orderuncomplimentary, unproprietary, unoriental, and subcontinental.  No doubt, word trivia authorities can unearth many more English words that contain all of the vowels.  In fact, here's one submitted by a signer of our guest book:  miscellaneous (not in order or reverse order, but all the vowels).  And here is one that is possibly the shortest word containing all vowels, since it has only two consonants:  sequoia.