If you consider ‘y’ to be an eliminating vowel, then the longest lexical word (not counting interjections) is tsktsks at seven letters. Interjections and onomatopoeias such as shh, hmm, and brr are just a few amongst many such words without a vowel.
If you consider ‘y’ to be a consonant and not a vowel, then rhythms is the longest common English word at seven letters.
Runners-up are six-letter and one obscure seven-letter word:
- spryly – An adverb meaning nimbly, agilely or quickly.
- trysts – Often refers to clandestine or secret meetings.
- crypts – A place where dead people are buried.
- myrrhs – The oils and essences used in perfumery derived from a small spiny tree of the same name.
- syzygy – A noun that mostly translates as ‘a pairing of elements or a fusion of parts.’
- glycyls – A term in medicine that can be a noun for the acyl radical of glycine, or an extremely complicated adjective referring to glycinic residues in proteins or polypeptides.
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