Number of Words in the English Language


Number of Words in the English Language, January 1, 2017 estimate

Shakespeare Created 1700 Words in His Lifetime

The number of words in the English language is: 1,041,257.5.  This is the estimate by the Global Language Monitor for January 1, 2017.

The English Language passed the Million Word threshold on June 10, 2009 at 10:22 a.m. (GMT).

Currently there is a new word created every 98 minutes or about 14.7 words per day.

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