cool one syllable words
In case you didn’t notice, you can click on words in the search results and you’ll be presented with the definition of that word (if available). The definitions are sourced from the famous and open-source WordNet database, so a huge thanks to the many contributors for creating such an awesome free resource.
The way Reverse Dictionary works is pretty simple. It simply looks through tonnes of dictionary definitions and grabs the ones that most closely match your search query. For example, if you type something like “longing for a time in the past”, then the engine will return “nostalgia”. The engine has indexed several million definitions so far, and at this stage it’s starting to give consistently good results (though it may return weird results sometimes). It acts a lot like a thesaurus except that it allows you to search with a definition, rather than a single word. So in a sense, this tool is a “search engine for words”, or a sentence to word converter.
Last night grew warm as could be when my dog ate some of Dan’s pie. It looked safe for him to eat this, at least from the joy on his face. There was more left, so he had a third, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth, and tenth piece too! That did not seem good, though, since poor Spot got sick. Next thing I knew, pet cops knocked. “I’ve done no bad deed, sirs!” Yet they took me. “Vile man,” said Bob, dressed in blue. “But what should we do now? Dine out?” “If you act right, law men don’t care!”
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Poets in the Park in Redmond, Washington in 2020
- Get a list of all existing English sylables.
- Divide each word into onset / nucleus / coda.
- Make lists of valid values for each of the three.
- Hand filter these lists looking for mistakes.
- Number of possible words is the cross product of these three lists.
- Unused words is this list minus a list of one-syllable words.
Here are the examples I found for each. In general, don’t trust the counts too much, since the list has some cases where it consistently mis-divides syllables and when I culled I only removed onsets/codas where I couldn’t find a valid example and didn’t try to update counts.
I know I’m dredging up an old thread here, but I couldn’t resist! I’m in love with word name middles, and most of the ones on my list are actually one syllable: Fawn, Wren, Pearl, and Wolf, as well as North and Frost who have been tossed around for Caspian. These are just a few from my long list of favorite word names!
Those happen to be nature-y, but it definitely isn’t limited to that! So, which ones do you know? Any that you love?
One syllable words. List of 7,291 words that are single syllable. Add length, consonants, vowels, syllables, origin, spelling and more. View word search examples.
Learn how to use the easiest words finder here. Word lists are in the order of the most common words and most searched.