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Yes. The word dice is a Scrabble US word. The word dice is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Valid words made from Dice

You can make 13 words from 'dice' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'dice'

CEDI 7CIDE 7
DICE 7ICED 7

3 letters words from 'dice'

CID 6DEI 4
DIE 4ICE 5
IDE 4 

2 letters words from 'dice'

DE 3DI 3
ED 3ID 3

All 4 letters words made out of dice

dice idce dcie cdie icde cide diec idec deic edic iedc eidc dcei cdei deci edci cedi ecdi iced cied iecd eicd ceid ecid

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word dice. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in dice.

Definitions and meaning of dice

dice

Pronunciation

  • enPR: dīs, IPA(key): /daɪs/
  • Rhymes: -aɪs

Etymology 1

  • Middle English dys, plural of dy.
  • The voiceless /s/ was most likely retained because the word felt like a collective term rather than a plural form (compare pence). The spelling dice is a result of the pronunciation.
  • See die Etymology 2.

Noun

dice (countable and uncountable, plural dice or dices)

  1. (uncountable) Gaming with one or more dice.
  2. (countable, proscribed by some; standard in British English) A die.
    • 1980, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, “The Winner Takes It All”, Super Trouper, Polar Music
      The gods may throw a dice / Their minds as cold as ice
  3. (uncountable, formerly countable, cooking) That which has been diced.
    Cut onions, carrots and celery into medium dice.
Usage notes
  • The singular usage is considered incorrect by many authorities. However, it should be noted that The New Oxford Dictionary of English, Judy Pearsall, Patrick Hanks (1998) states that “In modern standard English, the singular die (rather than dice) is uncommon. Dice is used for both the singular and the plural.”
  • Die is predominant among tabletop gamers.
Quotations
  • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:dice.
Synonyms
  • astragals
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

dice (third-person singular simple present dices, present participle dicing, simple past and past participle diced)

  1. (intransitive) To play dice.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, part 1, Act III, scene iii:
      Virtuous enough; swore little; diced not above seven times — a week
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 407:
      Tyrion found Timmett dicing with his Burned Men in the barracks.
  2. (transitive) To cut into small cubes.
    • 1898, Thomas Hardy, "Hap":
      And dicing Time for gladness casts a moan....
  3. (transitive) To ornament with squares, diamonds, or cubes.
Derived terms
  • dice with death
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

dice

  1. plural of die

Anagrams

  • -cide, cedi, deci-, iced

Interlingua

Verb

dice

  1. present of dicer
  2. imperative of dicer

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -itʃe

Verb

dice

  1. third-person singular present indicative of dire

Anagrams

  • cedi

Latin

Verb

dīce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of dīcō

References

  • dice in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dice in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • dice in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[3]
  • dice in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dice in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Middle English

Noun

dice

  1. Alternative form of dees

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • dize (archaic)

Pronunciation

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /ˈdiθe/, [ˈd̪iθe]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /ˈdise/, [ˈd̪ise]

Verb

dice

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of decir.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of decir.
    • (“says”): 1615, Miguel de Cervantes, El ingenioso caballero Don Quijote de la Mancha, Segunda parte, Capítulo XXXII
      Digo, señor don Quijote -dijo la duquesa-, que en todo cuanto vuestra merced dice va con pie de plomo, y, como suele decirse, con la sonda en la mano; y que yo desde aquí adelante creeré [...] que hay Dulcinea en el Toboso, [...] merecedora que un tal caballero como es el señor don Quijote la sirva; que es lo más que puedo ni sé encarecer.
      “I say, Sir Don Quixote,” said the duchess, “that in all your mercy says, he goes with leaden feet, and as the saying goes, with sounding plummet in hand; and that I henceforth will believe, [...] that there is a Dulcinea in El Toboso, [...] deserving of such a knight as Sir Don Quixote in her service, which is the highest praise that I can give her.”

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Numeral

dice

  1. ten

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to cut into small cubes.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)