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Is talc a Scrabble word?

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

T1A1L1C3

Is talc a Scrabble UK word?

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

T1A1L1C3

Is talc a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word talc is a Words With Friends word. The word talc is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

T1A1L2C4

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Valid words made from Talc

You can make 12 words from 'talc' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'talc'

CLAT 6TALC 6

3 letters words from 'talc'

ACT 5ALT 3
CAL 5CAT 5
LAC 5LAT 3

2 letters words from 'talc'

AL 2AT 2
LA 2TA 2

All 4 letters words made out of talc

talc atlc tlac ltac altc latc tacl atcl tcal ctal actl catl tlca ltca tcla ctla lcta clta alct lact aclt calt lcat clat

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

Definitions and meaning of talc

talc

Etymology

From Middle French talc, from Arabic طَلْق(ṭalq), from Persian تلک(talk).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tælk/
  • Rhymes: -ælk

Noun

talc (countable and uncountable, plural talcs)

  1. (obsolete) Originally a large range of transparent or glistening foliated minerals. Examples include mica, selenite and the hydrated magnesium silicate that the term talc generally has referred to in modern times (see below). Also an item made of such a mineral and depending for its function on the special nature of the mineral (see next). Mediaeval writers adopted the term from the Arabic.
  2. (obsolete) A microscope slide made of a plate of mica, generally in use from the start of modern microscopy until the early nineteenth century, after which glass slides became the standard medium.
  3. A soft mineral, composed of hydrated magnesium silicate, that has a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, and usually occurs in foliated masses.
  4. Talcum powder.

Translations

Verb

talc (third-person singular simple present talcs, present participle talcing, simple past and past participle talced)

  1. (transitive) To apply talc to.
    • 1940, Rubber Journal, Volume 99, page 479,
      "Generous talcing" is applied not only to the naked bale, but to the inside of the wrapper, and after stenciling, to the interior of the package. This talcing is repeated, "if necessary, dependent upon the number of handlings up to and into stores for steamer loading."
    • 1977, Great Britain Health and Safety Executive, Manufacturing & Service Industries, page 43,
      Three manufacturers have now produced separate designs for talcing boxes; one uses conventional techniques of brushing and vibrators, one is a fluidised bed and the third is an electrostatic applicator.
    • 1983, Aaron Elkins, The Dark Place, 2010, page 107,
      Then he talced his hands, slipped on a new pair of rubber gloves, went to the shapeless thing at the other end of the table, and began to work.

Translations

See also

  • soapstone
  • steatite

References

Anagrams

  • CTAL, clat, lact-

French

Etymology

From Persian طلق‎ (talq).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /talk/

Noun

talc m (plural talcs)

  1. talc

References


Further reading

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

Romanian

Etymology

From French talc

Noun

talc n (uncountable)

  1. talc

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • TALBOT, a broad-mouthed, large-eared hound, now extinct.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)