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Is twire a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word twire is a Scrabble US word. The word twire is worth 8 points in Scrabble:

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Is twire a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word twire is a Scrabble UK word and has 8 points:

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Valid words made from Twire

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

5 letters words from 'twire'

TWIER 8TWIRE 8
WRITE 8 

4 letters words from 'twire'

RITE 4TIER 4
TIRE 4TREW 7
TRIE 4WEIR 7
WERT 7WIRE 7
WITE 7WRIT 7

3 letters words from 'twire'

EWT 6IRE 3
REI 3RET 3
REW 6RIT 3
TEW 6TIE 3
WET 6WIT 6

2 letters words from 'twire'

ER 2ET 2
EW 5IT 2
RE 2TE 2
TI 2WE 5

All 5 letters words made out of twire

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

Definitions and meaning of twire

twire

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtwaɪə(ɹ)/

Etymology 1

From Middle English twiren (to peep out, pry about, twinkle, glance, gleam), cognate with Middle High German zwieren (to spy), Bavarian zwiren, zwieren (to spy, glance). Perhaps related to Old English twinclian (to twinkle). More at twinkle.

Alternative forms

  • tweer

Verb

twire (third-person singular simple present twires, present participle twiring, simple past and past participle twired)

  1. (intransitive) To glance shyly or slyly; look askance; make eyes; leer; peer; pry.
    • I saw the wench that twired and twinkled at thee.
    • c. 1637, Ben Jonson, The Sad Shepherd
      Which maids will twire at 'tween their fingers.
  2. (intransitive) To twinkle; sparkle; wink.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 28:
      When sparkling stars twire not, thou gild'st the even.

Noun

twire (plural twires)

  1. A sly glance; a leer.

Etymology 2

From Middle English *twir, *twirn, twern, from Old English *twirn, *tweorn (twine, thread), from Proto-West Germanic *twiʀn (thread), from Proto-Indo-European *duwo- (two). Doublet of twine.

Noun

twire (plural twires)

  1. A twisted filament; a thread.
    • 1766, John Locke, Observations Upon The Growth And Culture Of Vines And Olives []
      they put the cocons in hot water, and so stirring them about with a kind of rod, the ends of the silk twires of the cocons stick to it

Etymology 3

Perhaps from a dialectal form of *twere, from Middle English *tweren, from Old English þweran (to stir) (found in compound āþweran (to agitate, stir)), from Proto-Germanic *þweraną (to stir), from Proto-Indo-European *twer- (to turn, twirl, swirl, move). Cognate with Bavarian zweren (to stir). Compare twirk, twirl.

Verb

twire (third-person singular simple present twires, present participle twiring, simple past and past participle twired)

  1. (transitive) To twist; twirl.

Etymology 4

Variant of tuyere.

Noun

twire (plural twires)

  1. (obsolete) A pipe through which the blast is delivered to the interior of a blast furnace, or to the fire of a forge; a tuyere.

Anagrams

  • twier, write

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Scots) a two-year old sheep or other animal.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)