Valid Three Letter Words in SOWPODS

If you want to improve your game, there's no better way than to familiarize yourself with all valid three-letter words. Many of these are in common usage, but a great number of them are rarely-used in everyday language, and known only to specialists, word-buffs and puzzle-addicts. Here we provide all playable 3-letter words in alphabetical order, along with their Wordtwist difficulty rating and a brief definition. If you'd like to learn more about a particular word, just click the underlined word to pull up alternate definitions, sample usage and pictures related to that term.

Select a letter to view all valid, three-letter words in SOWPODS (the dictionary we use on this site) which begin with that letter:

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LABCommon(var. of LABORATORY)
LACWide a resinous substance secreted by certain insects
LADCommon a boy or youth
LAGCommon to stay or fall behind
LAHUltra Rare the sixth note of the scale
LAMWide to flee hastily
LAPCommon to fold over or around something
LARRare a tutelary god or spirit of an ancient Roman household
LASUltra Rare(var. of LA) the sixth tone of the diatonic musical scale
LATWide a muscle of the back
LAVWide(var. of LAVATORY) a room equipped with washing and toilet facilities
LAWCommon to take a complaint to court for settlement
LAXCommon not strict or stringent
LAYCommon to deposit as a wager
LEAWide(var. of MEADOW) a tract of grassland
LEDCommon(var. of LEAD) to cover with lead (a heavy metallic element)
LEECommon shelter from the wind
LEGCommon to move with the legs (appendages that serve as a means of support and locomotion)
LEIWide a wreath of flowers
LEKRare a monetary unit of Albania
LEPUltra Rare(var. of LEAP) to spring off the ground
LESWide(var. of LESBIAN) a female homosexual
LETCommon(var. of HINDER) to impede
LEURare a monetary unit of Romania
LEVRare a monetary unit of Bulgaria
LEWUltra Rare(var. of TEPID) moderately warm
LEXWide law
LEYRare(var. of LEA) a meadow
LEZUltra Rare(var. of LESBIAN) a female homosexual
LIDCommon to provide with a lid (a movable cover)
LIECommon to be in or get into a horizontal position
LIGUltra Rare to lie about
LINWide(var. of LINN) a waterfall
LIPCommon to touch with the lips (the folds of flesh around the mouth)
LISUltra Rare(var. of LI) a Chinese unit of distance
LITCommon(var. of LITAS) a former monetary unit of Lithuania
LOBCommon to throw or hit in a high arc
LODUltra Rare the logarithm of the odds, used in statistics and in calculating Scrabble ratings
LOGCommon to cut down trees for timber
LOOWide to subject to a forfeit at loo (a card game)
LOPCommon to cut off branches or twigs from
LORUltra Rare expressing surprise
LOSUltra Rare praise
LOTCommon to distribute proportionately
LOUWide(var. of LOVE) to feel great affection for
LOWCommon having relatively little upward extension
LOXWide to supply with lox (liquid oxygen)
LOYUltra Rare a long narrow spade
LUDUltra Rare lord
LUGCommon to carry or pull with effort
LUMUltra Rare(var. of CHIMNEY) a flue
LURRare a Scandinavian trumpet
LUXRare a unit of illumination
LUZUltra Rare a bone
LYECommon a solution used in making soap
LYMUltra Rare(var. of LYAM) a leash
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  • Ellen Ellen set a new total words record with 84 words on board #542650 5x5
    February 28, 2024, 7:06 pm
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    February 28, 2024, 7:05 pm
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    February 28, 2024, 7:03 pm
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    February 28, 2024, 7:03 pm
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    February 28, 2024, 7:02 pm
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    February 28, 2024, 7:02 pm
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