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Is terne a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word terne is a Scrabble US word. The word terne is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is terne a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word terne is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

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You can make 34 words from 'terne' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'terne'

ENTER 5RENTE 5
TERNE 5TREEN 5

4 letters words from 'terne'

ERNE 4ETEN 4
NETE 4REEN 4
RENT 4RETE 4
TEEN 4TEER 4
TENE 4TERN 4
TREE 4 

3 letters words from 'terne'

EEN 3ENE 3
ERE 3ERN 3
NEE 3NET 3
REE 3REN 3
RET 3TEE 3
TEN 3 

2 letters words from 'terne'

EE 2EN 2
ER 2ET 2
NE 2RE 2
TE 2 

All 5 letters words made out of terne

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

Definitions and meaning of terne

terne

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /tɜːn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /tɝn/
  • Homophones: tern, turn (with fern-fir-fur merger)

Etymology 1

Borrowed from French terne, from Middle French, from Old French terne (dim, dull), from Frankish *darnī (concealed, hidden; secret); further etymology unknown, perhaps related to Proto-West Germanic *derk (dark; dirty), perhaps ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰerg- (to darken, dim).

Adjective

terne (comparative more terne, superlative most terne)

  1. Colourless, drab, dull.
Translations

Etymology 2

From terneplate, probably from terne (colourless, drab, dull) (see etymology 1) + plate (layer of a material on the surface of something, plating).

Noun

terne (uncountable)

  1. (also attributively) An alloy coating made of lead and tin (or, more recently, zinc and tin), often with some antimony, used to cover iron or steel.
  2. Synonym of terneplate (thin iron or steel sheeting coated with this alloy)

Etymology 3

A variant of tern.

Noun

terne (plural ternes)

  1. Obsolete spelling of tern (any of various seabirds of the subfamily Sternidae (of the family Laridae) that are similar to gulls but are smaller and have a forked tail) [17th c.]

References

Further reading

  • terne on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Enter, Enter., enter, enter-, entre, rente, treen

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɛʁn/

Etymology 1

From Middle French, from Old French terne (dull, dim), from Frankish *darnī (hidden, secret).

Adjective

terne (plural ternes)

  1. dull; colourless; drab
Related terms
  • ternir

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Latin ternas.

Noun

terne m (plural ternes)

  1. (obsolete) trinity, gathering of three people
  2. (backgammon, dice games) double-three
  3. (bingo) three in a row

Anagrams

  • enter, entre, entré, rente, renté

Further reading

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

Latin

Adjective

terne

  1. vocative masculine singular of ternus

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse þerna

Noun

terne f or m (definite singular terna or ternen, indefinite plural terner, definite plural ternene)

  1. a tern (seabird of family Sternidae)

References

  • “terne” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • enter, entre, entré, erten, ertne, rente, -erten, treen, trene

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse þerna. Akin to English tern.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²tɛrnə/

Noun

terne f (definite singular terna, indefinite plural terner, definite plural ternene)

  1. a tern (seabird of family Sternidae)

References

  • “terne” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Spanish

Verb

terne

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of ternar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of ternar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of ternar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of ternar.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a group of three.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)