You’re in the thick of things, playing a close game of Words With Friends® or Scrabble® GO. As you look down at your game board in search of high-scoring opportunities, you think to yourself, “What words can I make with these letters” To better take advantage of those bonus squares, it helps to look up words by length. Need a 4-letter word to reach out to a double word score? How about a 3-letter word for a triple letter bonus?
WordFinder™ by YourDictionary has your back with all the word lists you need to win.
Find Words by Length
When you’ve got your tiles in front of you, it makes sense to look for Scrabble® words that use those letters. After all, you can only play words containing these letters. At the same time, looking up words by length can help you score big when playing games like Words With Friends®.
Having a list of words with a specific letter length could be what you need to decide your next move and gain the advantage over your opponent. WordFinder™ provides you with words to focus on, organized by the number of letters.
Lists of Letter Words
For your convenience, the following word lists are sorted by the number of letters. When you need to find words with letters you have on your rack, these lists will guide the way.
- 2 Letter Words like MY, OH, ET and HM.
- 3 Letter Words like DOG, FEW, SKY and WON.
- 4 Letter Words like BIRD, DUAL, KNOW and RING.
- 5 Letter Words like ABOUT, HELLO, LUCKY and UNION.
- 6 Letter Words like CARBON, ENOUGH, LEAGUE and RACING.
- 7 Letter Words like BETWEEN, EXAMPLE, JOURNEY and LICENSE.
- 8 Letter Words like AUDIENCE, DISCOUNT, NORMALLY and ULTIMATE.
- 9 Letter Words like CELEBRATE, IMMEDIATE, REPRESENT and SATELLITE.
- 10 Letter Words like BASKETBALL, EVERYWHERE, HISTORICAL and UNDERSTAND.
- 11 Letter Words like IMMEDIATELY, RESIDENTIAL, SIGNIFICANT and TRANSACTION.
- 12 Letter Words like DEMONSTRATED, HEADQUARTERS, IMPLICATIONS and SATISFACTION.
High-Value Letter Words
You’ll also find words by length that contain particularly high-value letters, like Q, J and X. Words containing these letters are ideal for landing a big play to seal your victory!
- 2 Letter Words with C like CH.
- 2 Letter Words with J like JA, JE and JO.
- 2 Letter Words with K like KA, KI and OK.
- 2 Letter Words with Q like QI.
- 2 Letter Words with V like VU.
- 2 Letter Words with Z like ZA and ZO.
- 3 Letter Words with J like GJU, HAJ, and JIB.
- 3 Letter Words with Q like COQ, ESQ, and LOQ.
- 3 Letter Words with V like DEV, LAV and VAR.
- 3 Letter Words with X like FIX, OXO and ZAX.
- 3 Letter Words with Z like ADZ, WIZ and ZIP.
- 4 Letter Words with J like DJIN, JEER and MOJO.
- 4 Letter Words with Q like AQUA, QAID and QUIZ.
- 4 Letter Words with X like EXAM, HOAX and POXY.
- 4 Letter Words with Z like DAZE, LAZY and ZINC.
- 5 Letter Words with X like EXTRA, TAXES and SIXTH.
- 5 Letter Words with Z like AZOLE, BLITZ and RAZOR.
- 6 Letter Words with X like EXPOSE, SYNTAX and TOXINS.
- 6 Letter Words with Z like BRONZE, BANZAI and HAZARD.
Game Winning Strategies
Ready to level up your game in Scrabble® or Words With Friends®? Want to trounce your rivals with strategic play that takes advantage of every opportunity? Heed our advice for how you can make the best Scrabble® words with these letters on your rack.
Short Words Go a Long Way
First, it’s worth the effort to memorize all the 2-letter words and 3-letter words you can play in the game. As exciting as it may be to lay down 7-letter words for bingo bonuses, they don’t happen all that often. By contrast, when you’re thinking about what words you can make with your letters, shorter words can provide bigger opportunities more often.
Multiple Words Are Even Better
Knowing your short words is especially important because you can play parallel words in games like Scrabble® and Words With Friends®. When you play a horizontal word above another horizontal word, you also get credit for all the vertical 2-letter words this combination creates, as long as they are valid words too. So, by playing one word, you may get points for three, four, or even five words. That’s how you rack up the points. The same holds true when playing a vertical word next to another vertical word.
How to Balance Your Letter Rack
In chess, the best players think several moves in advance. Playing Scrabble® GO or Words With Friends® works in exactly the same way. If you play a word that leaves you with a rack of all consonants, particularly consonants that are harder to play, your next move will prove to be a huge challenge. And, this can impact your point potential for several moves.
Try to be mindful of maintaining rack balance. It’s better if you leave yourself with different vowels, for example, than multiples of the same vowel. Set yourself up for more opportunities and more options. Sometimes, it’s worth taking a lower score in one move to ensure you have a good variety of letters to use for your next turn.
Maximize the Impact of Big Point Letters
It’s true that short words with big-value letters can go a very long way. Words like ZA, XI, and JO come in super handy. However, they’re a big waste if you’re only going to get 11 points for playing them! Save these high-scoring letters for the biggest opportunities.
If you can plant a Z on a triple letter score bonus space, ZA will score you 31 points! That’s much better than 11 points, wouldn’t you say? Better still, take advantage of the parallel play strategy described above for even more points!
Scramble to Our Word Finder!
Of course, the best way to search words with certain letters is to use our word finder tool! It’ll unscramble letters, work its magic, and provide a list of words you can play for the most points possible.