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Is drear a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word drear is a Scrabble US word. The word drear is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

D2R1E1A1R1

Is drear a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word drear is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

D2R1E1A1R1

Is drear a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word drear is a Words With Friends word. The word drear is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Drear

You can make 30 words from 'drear' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

5 letters words from 'drear'

DARER 6DARRE 6
DREAR 6RARED 6

4 letters words from 'drear'

ARED 5DARE 5
DEAR 5EARD 5
RADE 5RARE 4
READ 5REAR 4

3 letters words from 'drear'

ARD 4ARE 3
DAE 4EAR 3
ERA 3ERR 3
RAD 4RED 4

2 letters words from 'drear'

AD 3AE 2
AR 2DA 3
DE 3EA 2
ED 3ER 2
RE 2 

All 5 letters words made out of drear

drear rdear derar edrar redar erdar draer rdaer darer adrer rader arder dearr edarr daerr aderr eadrr aedrr readr eradr raedr aredr eardr aerdr drera rdera derra edrra redra erdra drrea rdrea drrea rdrea rrdea rrdea derra edrra drera rdera erdra redra rerda errda rreda rreda errda rerda drare rdare darre adrre radre ardre drrae rdrae drrae rdrae rrdae rrdae darre adrre drare rdare ardre radre rarde arrde rrade rrade arrde rarde dearr edarr daerr aderr eadrr aedrr derar edrar drear rdear erdar redar darer adrer draer rdaer arder rader eardr aerdr eradr readr aredr raedr reard erard raerd arerd earrd aerrd rerad errad rread rread errad rerad rared arred rraed rraed arred rared earrd aerrd erard reard arerd raerd

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

Definitions and meaning of drear

drear

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɹɪə/

Etymology 1

Shortening of dreary.

Adjective

drear (comparative drearer, superlative drearest)

  1. (poetic) Dreary.
    • 1794, William Blake, Earth's Answer, lines 1-2
      Earth raised up her head
      From the darkness dread and drear,
    • 1874, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night
      I spoke, perplexed by something in the signs
      Of desolation I had seen and heard
      In this drear pilgrimage to ruined shrines:
    • 1922, A. E. Housman, Last Poems, XXVIII, lines 1-2
      Now dreary dawns the eastern light,
      And fall of eve is drear, [...]

Etymology 2

Back-formation from dreary.

Noun

drear (plural drears)

  1. (obsolete) Gloom; sadness.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.2:
      She thankt him deare / Both for that newes he did to her impart, / And for the courteous care which he did beare / Both to her love and to her selfe in that sad dreare.

Anagrams

  • Rader, arder, arred, darer, rared, rear'd, reard

Source: wiktionary.org
  • gloom.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)