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Yes. The word duel is a Scrabble US word. The word duel is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

D2U1E1L1

Is duel a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word duel is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

D2U1E1L1

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Valid words made from Duel

You can make 15 words from 'duel' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'duel'

DUEL 5DULE 5
LEUD 5LUDE 5

3 letters words from 'duel'

DEL 4DUE 4
ELD 4LED 4
LEU 3LUD 4
ULE 3 

2 letters words from 'duel'

DE 3ED 3
EL 2 

All 4 letters words made out of duel

duel udel deul edul uedl eudl dule udle dlue ldue ulde lude delu edlu dleu ldeu eldu ledu ueld euld uled lued elud leud

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

Definitions and meaning of duel

duel

Etymology

From Medieval Latin duellum (fight between two men), under influence from Latin duo, from Old Latin duellum (whence Latin bellum (war)), from Proto-Indo-European *dāu-, *dəu- *dū- (to injure, destroy, burn).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdjuːəl/
  • (General American) enPR: d(y)o͞oʹəl, IPA(key): /ˈd(j)uəl/
  • Homophone: dual
  • Rhymes: -uːəl, -ʊəl
  • Hyphenation: du‧el

Noun

duel (plural duels)

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  1. Arranged, regular combat between two private persons, often over a matter of honor.
  2. Historically, the wager of battle (judicial combat)
  3. Any struggle between two contending persons, groups or ideas.

Translations

Verb

duel (third-person singular simple present duels, present participle (US) dueling or (UK) duelling, simple past and past participle (US) dueled or (UK) duelled)

  1. To engage in a battle.

Related terms

  • duellist
  • duello
  • truel

Translations

See also

dual

Anagrams

  • ULed, leud, lude, lued

Catalan

Etymology

From Medieval Latin duellum (fight between two men), under influence from Latin duo, from Old Latin duellum (whence Latin bellum (war)), from Proto-Indo-European *dāu-, *deu- (to injure, destroy, burn).

Noun

duel m (plural duels)

  1. duel

Derived terms

  • duelista

Further reading

  • “duel” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “duel” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “duel” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “duel” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Danish

Etymology

From Latin duellum (war).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /duɛl/, [d̥uˈɛlˀ]

Noun

duel c (singular definite duellen, plural indefinite dueller)

  1. duel

Inflection

Synonyms

  • tvekamp

Derived terms

  • duellere

Further reading

  • duel on the Danish Wikipedia.Wikipedia da

Dutch

Alternative forms

  • duwel (obsolete)

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French duel, from Latin duellum (duel; war), archaic form of bellum (war). In Mediaeval Latin the meaning shifted from “war” to “duel” because of folk etymology associating it with duo (two).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dyˈ(ʋ)ɛl/
  • Hyphenation: du‧el
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Noun

duel n (plural duels, diminutive duelletje n)

  1. A duel.

Synonyms

  • tweegevecht
  • tweekamp

Derived terms

  • duelleren
  • duellist

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin duālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɥɛl/
  • Rhymes: -ɥɛl

Adjective

duel (feminine singular duelle, masculine plural duels, feminine plural duelles)

  1. dual (having two components)

Related terms

  • dualité

Noun

duel m (plural duels)

  1. duel (battle)
  2. (grammar) dual

Further reading

  • “duel” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Old French

Alternative forms

  • dol

Etymology

Probably from Late Latin dolus, from Latin dolor (pain), or from Vulgar Latin *dolium, from Latin cordolium (sorrow of the heart), from dolor.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /du͡ɛl/

Noun

duel m (oblique plural dueus or duex or duels, nominative singular dueus or duex or duels, nominative plural duel)

  1. sadness; grief; sorrow
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      Son plor et son duel demenant

Descendants

  • French: deuil
  • Norman: deu

Romanian

Etymology

From French duel, from Latin duellum.

Noun

duel n (plural dueluri)

  1. duel

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to fight formally.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)