Making seven letter words in Scrabble or Words with Friends—yes, that’s difficult. Eight letter words are even harder to complete. But nine letter words? Well, others will think you’re a genius when you unscramble letters on your rack or screen and score big with 9 letter words that others might miss. And it’s not impossible to play a word of that length on your gameboard. Why, we’ve already used five words of nine letters or more in these first few sentences (DIFFICULT, UNSCRAMBLE, IMPOSSIBLE, SENTENCES, GAMEBOARD).
ACQUIRING (look, nine letters again!) a vocabulary full of nine letter words takes time, but we’ve made it simpler with this guide to help you arrange your letters into the right combination to score big in your word games. Most of these words are approved on the Scrabble Tournament Word List (TWL) and Scrabble Official Tournament and Club Word List (OTCWL), so you can be sure that they’re legitimate for play. And if you click on a word, you’ll usually find a dictionary definition and a minimum score for the word that will help you and know exactly when to play it for your maximum advantage. Don’t forget to play it on board multipliers for even more points!
You already know more words made up of nine letters than you might think. In fact, you’ve probably already spoken the following words today:
There aren’t many people who don’t love a good chocolate cake, cookie, or another dessert. This nine-letter word is also one of the easiest to play. Is late just hanging out all alone on the gameboard? Add choco from your tiles and watch the points pile up.
This nine-letter word is, well, essential to your gaming success. When it comes to words by length, essential should never be overlooked.
From this vantage point, it’s easy to use this word to your overwhelming advantage. Spell advantage by adding ad to vantage or vantage to ad.
Words with nine letters will give you a big score, but there are also some other fun facts to know about them. Just consider the answers to these frequently asked questions.
At present, linguists estimate that there are just under 41,000 words with nine letters in the English language.
There aren’t many English words made up of nine letters that only have one vowel. Perhaps the most commonly used word of this nature is STRENGTHS. Some others you’ve probably heard of include STYLISHLY and DYSTROPHY.
Of the almost 41,000 words by the length of nine letters, some of the most well-known include ABHORRENT, ABILITIES, ABRASIONS, ACQUITTED, ADULTHOOD, BASEBOARDS, BLEACHERS, DRIZZLING, EMBEZZLES, EXPERTISE, HIJACKERS, LIFEHACKS, NEWLYWEDS, ORTHODOXY, PARALYZED, RECOGNIZE, REFLEXIVE, TECHNIQUE, TEXTBOOK, UNPLUGGED, WHICHEVER and YELLOWISH.