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Is quail a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word quail is a Scrabble US word. The word quail is worth 14 points in Scrabble:

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Is quail a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word quail is a Scrabble UK word and has 14 points:

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Is quail a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word quail is a Words With Friends word. The word quail is worth 16 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Quail

You can make 10 words from 'quail' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

5 letters words from 'quail'

QUAIL 14 

4 letters words from 'quail'

QUAI 13 

3 letters words from 'quail'

AIL 3ALU 3
QUA 12 

2 letters words from 'quail'

AI 2AL 2
LA 2LI 2
QI 11 

All 5 letters words made out of quail

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

Definitions and meaning of quail

quail

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkweɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl

Etymology 1

From Middle English quaylen, from Middle Dutch queilen, quēlen, from Old Dutch *quelan, from Proto-West Germanic *kwelan, from Proto-Germanic *kwelaną (to suffer). Doublet of queal.

Alternative forms

  • quele (obsolete)
  • queal (obsolete)

Verb

quail (third-person singular simple present quails, present participle quailing, simple past and past participle quailed)

  1. (intransitive) To waste away; to fade, to wither [from 15th c.]
  2. (transitive, now rare) To daunt or frighten (someone) [from 16th c.]
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia: or, Buried Alive: A Novel, London; Boston, Mass.: Faber and Faber, →ISBN; republished in The Avignon Quintet, London: Faber, published 1992, →ISBN, page 358:
      To tell the truth the prospect rather quailed him – wandering about in the gloomy corridors of a nunnery.
  3. (intransitive) To lose heart or courage; to be daunted or fearful. [from 16th c.]
  4. (intransitive) Of courage, faith, etc.: to slacken, to give way. [from 16th c.]
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English quayle, quaile, quaille, from Anglo-Norman quaille, from Late Latin quaccola (quail).

Noun

quail (plural quails or quail)

  1. Any of various small game birds of the genera Coturnix, Anurophasis or Perdicula in the Old World family Phasianidae or of the New World family Odontophoridae.
    • 1954, Wildlife Review (issues 75-83, page 44)
      Quail require little water, so there is no point to putting in a guzzler if there is any permanent water within travel range.
  2. (uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.
  3. (obsolete) A prostitute, so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird.
Derived terms
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See also

  • partridge

Etymology 3

From Middle English quaylen, qwaylen, from Old French quaillier, coaillier, from Latin coāgulāre. Doublet of coagulate.

Verb

quail (third-person singular simple present quails, present participle quailing, simple past and past participle quailed)

  1. (obsolete) To curdle or coagulate, as milk does.

Anagrams

  • quali

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to give way in fear.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)