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Is scary a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word scary is a Scrabble US word. The word scary is worth 10 points in Scrabble:

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Is scary a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word scary is a Scrabble UK word and has 10 points:

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Yes. The word scary is a Words With Friends word. The word scary is worth 10 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Scary

You can make 32 words from 'scary' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

5 letters words from 'scary'

CRAYS 10SCARY 10
SCRAY 10 

4 letters words from 'scary'

ARCS 6ARSY 7
CARS 6CAYS 9
CRAY 9RACY 9
RAYS 7RYAS 7
SCAR 6SCRY 9

3 letters words from 'scary'

ARC 5ARS 3
ARY 6AYS 6
CAR 5CAY 8
CRY 8RAS 3
RAY 6RYA 6
SAC 5SAR 3
SAY 6YAR 6
YAS 6 

2 letters words from 'scary'

AR 2AS 2
AY 5YA 5

All 5 letters words made out of scary

scary csary sacry ascry casry acsry scray csray srcay rscay crsay rcsay sarcy asrcy sracy rsacy arscy rascy carsy acrsy crasy rcasy arcsy racsy scayr csayr sacyr ascyr casyr acsyr scyar csyar sycar yscar cysar ycsar saycr asycr syacr ysacr ayscr yascr caysr acysr cyasr ycasr aycsr yacsr scrya csrya srcya rscya crsya rcsya scyra csyra sycra yscra cysra ycsra sryca rsyca syrca ysrca rysca yrsca crysa rcysa cyrsa ycrsa rycsa yrcsa saryc asryc srayc rsayc arsyc rasyc sayrc asyrc syarc ysarc aysrc yasrc sryac rsyac syrac ysrac rysac yrsac arysc raysc ayrsc yarsc ryasc yrasc carys acrys crays rcays arcys racys cayrs acyrs cyars ycars aycrs yacrs cryas rcyas cyras ycras rycas yrcas arycs raycs ayrcs yarcs ryacs yracs

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

Definitions and meaning of scary

scary

Alternative forms

  • scarey (dated)

Etymology 1

scare +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: skâr'ē IPA(key): /ˈskɛəɹi/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈskɛəɹi/, /ˈskɛɹi/
    • Homophone: skerry (in accents with the Mary-marry-merry merger)

Adjective

scary (comparative scarier, superlative scariest)

  1. (now chiefly informal) Causing fear or anxiety
    Synonyms: frightening, hair-raising, petrifying, terrifying; see also Thesaurus:frightening
    The tiger's jaws were scary.
    She was hiding behind her pillow during the scary parts of the film.
    • 1884, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 29,[1]
      Well, we swarmed along down the river road, just carrying on like wildcats; and to make it more scary the sky was darking up, and the lightning beginning to wink and flitter, and the wind to shiver amongst the leaves.
    • 1982, Anne Tyler, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, New York: Ivy Books, 1992, Chapter 2, p. 70,[2]
      [] How scary it is to know that everyone I love depends on me! I’m afraid I’ll do something wrong.”
  2. (informal) Uncannily striking or surprising.
    Linda changed her hair, and it’s scary how much she looks like her mother.
  3. (US, colloquial) Subject to sudden alarm; easily frightened.
    Synonyms: nervous, jumpy
    • 1823, James Fenimore Cooper, The Pioneers, New York: Charles Wiley, Volume 2, Chapter 5, p. 77,[3]
      “Whist! whist!” said Natty, in a low voice, on hearing a slight sound made by Elizabeth, in bending over the side of the canoe, in eager curiosity; “’tis a sceary animal, and it’s a far stroke for a spear. [] ” [the UK edition of the same year has scary (p. 262)][4]
    • 1867, John Greenleaf Whittier, “The Wreck of Rivermouth” in The Tent on the Beach, and Other Poems, Boston: Ticknor and Fields, p. 25,[5]
      “She’s cursed,” said the skipper; “speak her fair:
      I’m scary always to see her shake
      Her wicked head, with its wild gray hair,
      And nose like a hawk, and eyes like a snake.”
    • 1916, Texas Department of Agriculture, Bulletin (issues 47-57), page 150:
      And let us say to these interests that, until the Buy-It-Made-In-Texas movement co-operates with the farmers, we are going to be a little scary of the snare.
    • 1940, Richard Wright, Native Son, London: Jonathan Cape, 1970, Book 1, p. 10,[6]
      The two brothers stood over the dead rat [] .
      “Please, Bigger, take ’im out,” Vera begged.
      “Aw, don’t be so scary,” Buddy said.
Derived terms
  • scarily
  • scariness
  • scarisome / scarysome
  • scary sharp
Translations

Etymology 2

From dialectal English scare (scraggy).

Noun

scary

  1. Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.

Anagrams

  • -crasy, Carys, Crays, carsy, crays, scray

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SCART, to scratch, scrape.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)