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Six letter words are all AROUND you. You may have SWIPED around a word jumble, SOLVED a crossword puzzle, or even PENNED a sonnet. Feel free to jazz things up with extra SNAZZY words for even more points. Six letter words can help you score big when you know how and when to play them to your advantage. Let’s QUENCH your THIRST for words with 6 letters double-time. Read more about 6 letter words.
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More About 6 Letter Words
Six letter words become the name of the game as you reach the higher levels in Wordscapes®. It might take you a little while to unscramble letters to find the right word. However, things are a little different when playing games like Scrabble® and Words With Friends®. In those games, 6 letter words are just a letter (or two) shy of a lucrative bingo bonus! If you can find a way to use up all the tiles on your letter rack, you probably should.
Even so, it’s USEFUL to COMMIT a good SAMPLE of 6 letter words to memory. That way, you can STRIKE when the CHANCE ARISES for a high-scoring play.
Most Common 6 Letter Words in English
It should surprise no one that the most common words in English tend to be on the shorter side. You’re much more likely to use short words like “the” and “to” than longer words. But, what are the most popular 6 letter words in English? Some of the most common words with six letters include REALLY, LITTLE, SHOULD, PLEASE, PEOPLE, THINGS, and BETTER.
With a B and an F, BEFORE is one of the better options among common 6 letter words. It scores 11 points in Scrabble® and 12 points in Words With Friends®. Some of these common words are also a good way to use more challenging letters like P and B.
High Scoring Words With 6 Letters
If you really want to play words for more points, you’ll need to include at least one or two high-value letters. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered there too.
Among our list of 6 letter words with X, you’ll find BIJOUX, an archaic term for jewels and trinkets. When someone JINXES something, it means they brought bad luck to it. Some more common 6 letter words containing X include SKYBOX, CONVEX, and MUSKOX.
You can step it up a notch by playing 6 letter words with Z. As great as it would be to play a word like PAZAZZ or ZIZZLE for tons of points, there’s only one Z tile in most games, so you’d never get the chance. You could play ZIGZAG or BUZZER by using a blank tile, though. Let’s not forget about QUARTZ and KLUTZY too.
For the truly daring, check out 6 letter words with Q not followed by U. Did you know that a QAWWAL is someone who performs a particular style of Muslim devotional music? QIGONG is a Chinese system of breathing control and meditation. And QWERTY describes a standard keyboard configuration.
Number of Words With 6 Letters
As an inquisitive word finder, you might be curious to learn just how many 6 letter words are there. The best estimates indicate that standard English has somewhere between 22,000 and 24,000 six-letter words. Part of this will depend on who you ask, as some words might be in some dictionaries and not others.
As you work on your strategy, consider how you might be able to CHANGE words with 6 letters into words with 7 letters too. That could unlock the bingo bonus in Scrabble® for you. For example, CHANGE can become CHANGED or CHANGES. One extra letter could spell up to 50 more points for you. How’s that for a scoring FRENZY?