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Is tell a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word tell is a Scrabble US word. The word tell is worth 4 points in Scrabble:


Is tell a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word tell is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:


Is tell a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word tell is a Words With Friends word. The word tell is worth 6 points in Words With Friends (WWF):


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You can make 8 words from 'tell' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'tell'


3 letters words from 'tell'


2 letters words from 'tell'

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All 4 letters words made out of tell

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

Definitions and meaning of tell



  • Tell, William Tell (a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap))


  • state, say, tell (express in words) "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
  • tell (let something be known) "Tell them that you will be late"
  • tell, narrate, recount, recite (narrate or give a detailed account of) "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
  • order, tell, enjoin, say (give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority) "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
  • tell (discern or comprehend) "He could tell that she was unhappy"
  • assure, tell (inform positively and with certainty and confidence) "I tell you that man is a crook!"
  • tell, evidence (give evidence) "he was telling on all his former colleague"
  • distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart (mark as different) "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

(Source: WordNet, Princeton University. 2010.)