Swelter in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is swelter a Scrabble word?

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

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Is swelter a Scrabble UK word?

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

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Is swelter a Words With Friends word?

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Definitions and meaning of swelter

swelter

Etymology

From Middle English sweltren, swaltren, frequentative form of Middle English swelten (to die; faint), from Old English sweltan (to die), from Proto-Germanic *sweltaną (to die), from Proto-Indo-European *swel- (to smolder; burn), equivalent to swelt +‎ -er (frequentative suffix). More at swelt.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈswɛl.tə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈswɛl.tɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛltə(r)

Verb

swelter (third-person singular simple present swelters, present participle sweltering, simple past and past participle sweltered)

  1. (intransitive) To suffer terribly from intense heat.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge to this entry?)
  2. (intransitive) To perspire greatly from heat.
  3. (transitive) To cause to faint, to overpower, as with heat.

Translations

Noun

swelter (plural swelters)

  1. Intense heat.
    The summer swelter did not relent until late in September, most years.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Lewters, Welters, welters, wrestle

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SWELL, to increase in size or volume.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)