Shortest Word With All the Vowels

What is the shortest word in the English language to contain all of the vowels?

Sequoia, eulogia or miaoued are all good options, but there’s an even shorter (and more obscure) word with all the vowels and not a single consonant: Iouea. It’s not the kind of word you’d use at the dinner table, but it’s listed in the Wikipedia dictionary as a genus of Cretaceous fossil sponges.

If you got really tricky and tried to find a word that contained the letters in the phrase ‘all of the vowels’, you probably found, like I did, that there isn’t one. But it was still worth checking.

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13 Comments on "Shortest Word With All the Vowels"

vikram says
October 9, 2014 @ 21:37


charms says
April 25, 2015 @ 06:55


Ken says
October 3, 2015 @ 22:59


Silas max-dixon says
August 20, 2016 @ 23:45


this smart guy says
November 28, 2016 @ 16:22

iouea (a genus of sponges)

this smart girl says
December 27, 2016 @ 15:29

MEANING: adjective: Of or like air; airy. ETYMOLOGY: From Latin aereus/aerius, adjectival form of aer (air).

Eeeeeeeek!!! says
March 15, 2017 @ 13:39

Is there a one word solution by rearranging the letters of the phrase “all of the vowels”?

Superwhiz Maths Person (also neutral as to not offend those who have a complex of themselves and others) says
March 10, 2018 @ 20:21

According to the dictionary, this is completely, utterly, totally, absolutely…WRONG!!!

The question was “all of the vowels”. This excludes the letter Y, which is sometimes used as a vowel. As it is sometimes used as a vowel, it excludes the words above by using the letters that are always used as vowels.

Here is an example of the letter Y being used as a vowel: Rhythm. Definition: the music that the devolved have held onto while they dissed melody because it was too difficult, in their drug-brain-dead music of modern eras. It relates to banging ones head on a wall repetitively at the same speed.

Have another go, but use Y.

Superwhiz Maths Person (also neutral as to not offend those who have a complex of themselves and others) says
March 10, 2018 @ 20:27

I needed to edit the definition: after “…modern eras”, it should say “…while some crackhead with a nasal voice whines on about braindead stuff that will lead to his ultimate death, (probably by being shot dead on stage by his supercool idols, the gangsta morons who have no brains like himself and only know the words “drugs, bitches, ho’s, guns, and ug”), while some prostitute dances and flashes soft-porn to the masses to feed them with wrong desires, and relating this song that sounds like a commercial to something that has nothing to do with anything, excepting that advertising works, as the ones incorrectly labelled “listeners” listen with their eyes and their sexual organs.”

Stella says
April 27, 2018 @ 22:04


bob says
March 12, 2019 @ 21:33


Abhishek says
April 21, 2019 @ 08:44

Complete the word of if

eeee says
August 11, 2021 @ 07:03


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