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So, you want to make words from letters, and you want it to happen quickly. The good news? Our word unscrambler can help you go from letters to words in an instant. The even better news? Making words with letters has never been easier.
Just hang on to your letters: We’ll do the rest.
We don’t over complicate things. If you want to unscramble your letters, all you have to do is the following:
Choose your preferred game dictionary from the provided pull-down list. (BTW, if your game isn’t listed or you’re not sure, picking a Scrabble dictionary is always a safe bet.)
Type your letters into the search bar on this page. You can include up to three wildcards (? or space). These are like the blank tiles you get in some word games.
Click or tap on the search button. (It’s a magnifying glass.)
Don’t forget to take advantage of the advanced search functions in our word unscrambler, too. You can find words that start with, contain, or end in certain letters. You can also designate a specific length to the words you want to find.
After that, you’ll be greeted with a list of multiple words your letters can make. Surprisingly simple, huh?
That’s a good question. Unscrambling words and unscrambling letters both involve rearranging letters to form words, but there are some key differences between the two you should keep in mind.
Unscrambling words involves rearranging the letters of a jumbled-up word to create a valid word that exists in the English language.
For example, if you were given the scrambled word "nradwo," unscrambling it would result in the word "onward." It’s what most people would refer to as an “anagram,” which is why our tool also functions as an anagram solver that can unscramble words in a second. It spares you the time you’d probably spend staring at the jumbled word, willing your brain to unscramble it for you. (Trust us. We know from experience.)
Unscrambling letters, on the other hand, involves using a set of letters to create as many words as possible, without necessarily starting with a specific word.
For example, if you were given the letters "a," "b." and "c," unscrambling them could result in words like "cab," "bac," "cabby," "bab," "ac," and so on. You probably couldn’t make, say, a 7 letter word out of these letters, but you’d be able to make several different words from the letters provided for you, instead of just the one word. That is what our letter unscrambler tool is designed to do!
We’re not in the business of telling you what you do or don’t need, but a word unscrambler can be an advantageous tool in your quest for word game victory, language building, and even brain exercise.
If you’re looking for a word finder to unearth high-scoring words in games like Scrabble and Words With Friends, our tool will make words from letters in no time. Maybe you need some Wordle help or a hint, and you only have all the letters in the wrong order. Heck, you might even be at your wits’ end with Bananagrams — we’ve all been there.
In any of these scenarios, our word unscrambler can help. All you have to do is input the letters you’re having a hard time with in any of these games, and our tool will do the heavy lifting for you. The crosswords, the Wordscapes levels, even the hardest word jumbles will never get the best of you again.
Do you know what can be really frustrating? You come up with an awesome word to play, only to be told that it’s not a valid play. You swear that it’s a real word, so you whip out your dictionary. Sure enough, it’s not in there.
Avoid that frustration from the start! When you use our unscramble tool to find words, we’ll only show you valid playing words.
For example, somehow you got saddled with the letters TODKLWH. They seem like nonsense, right? Not to our word unscrambler. No, to our unscrambler, TODKLWH can be:
HOLK: A hollow cavity
KOHL: A cosmetic preparation, such as powdered antimony sulfide, used especially in the Middle East to darken the rims of the eyelids
DHOW: Any of various lateen-rigged sailing vessels with one or two masts, used especially along the eastern coast of Africa
HOWL: A — well, you know. A howl, the noise a dog or a wolf might make
DHOL: A type of drum from Punjab
Nothing stumps our word unscrambler. Not even nonsense.
Even if you’re not the kind of person who wants an unscramble tool to do the work for you, that’s not all it can do. If you prefer to win with the vocabulary you’re already familiar with, then by all means, we encourage you to do so! You know how else you can expand your vocabulary, though? With our word unscrambler.
When you use a word unscrambler to rearrange letters, you can learn all sorts of new words. Then, you can add these new words to your arsenal for future play. An ever-growing vocabulary with more in-game experience sounds like the perfect winning formula, if you ask us.
It can even be a useful tool to help kids learn and grow in school. Apart from helping them build an extensive vocabulary, a word unscrambler can help them with:
SPELLING — Unscrambling words can be a fun way for kids to practice their spelling skills. By using our tool to unscramble words, kids can reinforce their knowledge of spelling patterns and learn how to spell words correctly.
CRITICAL THINKING — Unscrambling words requires critical thinking skills, such as problem-solving and analytical thinking. Kids can exercise their brains and their ability to solve problems and use our tool to double-check their abilities. How many words did they get versus our unscrambler?
READING COMPREHENSION — With our word unscrambler, kids can improve their ability to recognize different words and understand their meanings.
When kids are happy, excited, and motivated, they’ll learn to love learning. They’ll be unjumbling those word scrambles on their own in no time.
Ever hear of ETAOIN SHRDLU? No, it’s not a Star Wars character. It’s the 12 most common letters in English, in (approximate) order of frequency. If you’re old enough, you may have even seen it in print — back in the day, letters in typeset keyboards were in frequency order, and overworked printers sometimes inked the whole first line by accident.
Okay, who cares? Well, you do, if you’re looking to win big every time. “Etaoin shrdlu” or more accurately “etaoin shrdlu cmfyw gpbvk xqjz” is the secret to turning a handful of gibberish into winning word plays. Here are three quick tricks to unscramble letters and make connections in the word jumble.
Four of the English language’s five main vowels are in that first “etaoin.” Not every word has vowels in it, and the ones that don’t are powerful Scrabble words, but almost every word you play in a word game will have A, E, I or O. Start with whichever of those letters you have, then look at the other letters you have or at the board to see where it fits. At the very least, find one free consonant and play a two-letter word.
In case you haven’t gotten enough word nerd trivia after etaoin shrdlu, digraph basically means any combination of two letters that make a single sound. Courtesy of German, Greek, Latin, and the many other languages English followed down a dark alley and mugged for their vocabulary (to paraphrase a wise man), English has lots of distinctive digraphs to build words around.
Five common digraphs are AI, EA, OI, SH, and TH. How common? Given a five-minute time limit, no Google, no dictionary, top-of-the-head only, we came up with five words for each:
AI - gait, main, pain, plain, rain
EA - bean, feat, mean, neat, seat
OI - coin, groin, loin, loiter, void
SH - shade, share, shed, ship, shoulder
TH - that, thank, think, though, thus
And there were three minutes left over. Plenty of you noble words nerds could do better. Those digraphs are everywhere in English. If you can find one, you’ve got a word.
The English language loves its double letters, and the most common by far are EE, FF, LL, MM, OO, SS, and TT. Whenever you have two of those letters in your hand, you have the basis of a strong Scrabble play. Examples of easy, high-scoring double-letter words:
BEE: An insect with a hairy body, feeding on pollen and nectar and storing honey
EFFORT: The use of physical or mental energy
HALL: A central room or a passageway between rooms
LEMMA: A proposition proved or assumed to be true
SOON: In a short time
TASSEL: An ornamental tuft of threads
WATT: A basic unit of power
Think about the structure of words, the letters that most often go together, and go from there. If you’re having trouble finding a word, keep rearranging the letters you have, starting with different consonants, and look for those patterns. Follow these tips, practice unscrambling, and you’re bound to improve your score.
Of course, the best tip of all is just to keep using this handy unscrambler! It’s always easier spotting patterns with a little help, after all. When you need help from an expert word finder, simply do what you’ve been doing and give us your letters. We’ll find the words for you.