Words By Length


Are you in the middle of a close game of Scrabble® or Words With Friends®? Need to land on a nearby bonus square to win? To take full advantage of those bonus squares, you need to know how to find words with specific lengths. Find a 4-letter word to reach out to a double word score. How about a 5-letter word for a triple letter bonus? That’s what WordFinder’s word solver tool is here to help you do.

All you need to do is punch the letters on your tile rack into the search bar above. Our anagram solver will explore the entirety of our gaming dictionaries to find you every word that works for whatever game you’re playing. Get lists of words by letter length for any situation.

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.

Word Lists by Length

For your convenience, the following word lists are sorted by the number of letters. Lists of words by letter count guide the way when you need to make sense of the word scramble on your tile rack.

It goes without saying that the list of 5-letter words comes in especially handy when you need some Wordle help. Get off on the right foot with the best Wordle starting word too. 

High-Value Letter Words

We also have more specific word lists to fulfill all your word finder needs. These lists of words by length 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!

Game-Winning Strategies

Ready to level up your game in Scrabble® or Words With Friends®? Want to trounce your rivals with strategic plays that take advantage of every opportunity? Heed our advice on how you can make the best Scrabble® words by length by using the 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, that doesn’t happen 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. Some great examples include PI, OX and HA. 

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. Keep looking for every opportunity to create short words alongside your long ones.

How to Balance Your Letter Rack

In chess, the best players think several moves in advance. Playing Scrabble® 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. This can impact your point potential for several moves. Playing words with all vowels can be a hindrance too. 

Try to be mindful of maintaining rack balance. For example, it’s better if you leave yourself with different vowels 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.

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