Vlei in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is vlei a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word vlei is a Scrabble US word. The word vlei is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Is vlei a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word vlei is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

V4L1E1I1

Is vlei a Words With Friends word?

The word vlei is NOT a Words With Friends word.

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Valid words made from Vlei

You can make 11 words from 'vlei' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'vlei'

EVIL 7LIVE 7
VEIL 7VILE 7
VLEI 7 

3 letters words from 'vlei'

LEI 3LEV 6
LIE 3VIE 6

2 letters words from 'vlei'

EL 2LI 2

All 4 letters words made out of vlei

vlei lvei veli evli levi elvi vlie lvie vile ivle live ilve veil evil viel ivel eivl ievl leiv eliv liev ilev eilv ielv

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

Definitions and meaning of vlei

vlei

Alternative forms

  • vley, vly

Etymology

From Afrikaans vlei, from vallei (valley).

Pronunciation

  • (General South African) IPA(key): /fleɪ/, /fliː/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /fleɪ/, /vlʌɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /vli/, /fli/, /fleɪ/

Noun

vlei (plural vleis)

  1. (Southern Africa) A shallow wetlands or minor lake, generally a seasonal one, or the lowland where such a wetlands appears seasonally.
    • 1861, Charles John Andersson, Lake Ngami, chapter XXV, page 301
      The country thereabout was a succession of vleys or gulleys, then filled with excellent clear water, teeming with water-fowl.
    • 1952, Doris Lessing, Martha Quest, Panther 1974, p. 59:
      She remembered the pleasurable warm smell of the cow droppings […] as if the four-divided stomachs of the great oxen were filled with nothing but concentrated memories of hours of grazing along the water heavy vleis.
    • 2010, Jeremiah Allen, Namibia (Other Places Travel Guide), page 199
      Although rare, it takes an unearthly amount of rain to fill the Tsauchab River and penetrate the dune area, bringing water into the vlei. During these rare times, the vlei takes on a life of its own, much different than in the absence of water []
  2. (US regional) A wetland or marsh.

Derived terms

  • vlei rat

Translations

Anagrams

  • Levi, Viel, evil, live, veil, vile

Afrikaans

Etymology 1

From Dutch vallei (valley).

Noun

vlei (plural vleie)

  1. marsh, wetlands, vlei

Etymology 2

From Dutch vleien.

Verb

vlei (present vlei, present participle vleiende, past participle gevlei)

  1. flatter, coax, wheedle

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯

Verb

vlei

  1. first-person singular present indicative of vleien
  2. imperative of vleien

Anagrams

  • veil, viel

Source: wiktionary.org
  • VIZZIE, (Scots) to take a close look.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)