Tools - O'Laughlin Words

O’Laughlin playability is a metric designed to measure how unique a word is, compared to other words with similar letters. Below are the most important words for given word lengths. Can you memorize them all? The answers will disappear when you enter your first word.


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  • 8 Letters: AERATION, INERTIAE, AEROLITE, ANTERIOR, INERTIAL, DETAINEE, DAINTIER, ERADIATE, TENORITE, ETIOLATE, ALIENATE, ANTIHERO, AREOLATE, RENAILED, TREENAIL, RETAILOR, RETAINER, AERATING, ELATERIN, RETAINED
  • 7 Letters: ERASION, ETESIAN, ATONIES, INERTIA, TAENIAE, SERIATE, INOSITE, ROSEATE, SENARII, ANISOLE, ISATINE, ESTRONE, ANEROID, AERIEST, ARENITE, ISOLATE, TINDERS, EROTICA, ALIENER, ANISEED
  • 6 Letters: FEIJOA, QINTAR, ZOUAVE, QINDAR, ZEATIN, QIVIUT, EQUATE, OUTVIE, EXUVIA, QUIVER, QUINOA, ZOARIA, HOAGIE, QUAERE, IONIZE, QUAVER, FOVEAE, QWERTY, HEINIE, QUANGO, ADIEUX, TRANQS, EQUINE, JOINER, FOOTIE, SHEQEL, ZOOIER, EQUITY, WIENIE, LIQUOR, ZOECIA, OPAQUE, QUOTER, JIVIER, QUELEA, IODIZE, EVZONE, QUOTED, REQUIN, JILTED
  • 5 Letters: TRANQ, ZOEAE, NERTZ, QANAT, FAQIR, ZAIRE, QUEEN, ZOWIE, XENIA, QUOTE, AQUAE, JIVED, OORIE, QUOTA, QUERN, YOWIE, QUEER, AUDIO, QUEAN, OIDIA, ROQUE, FOVEA, VARIX, QUOIT, RIOJA, QADIS, JETON, FIQUE, ADIEU, QUOIN, AIOLI, QUATE, HERTZ, EQUID, TOQUE, JIVER, ZLOTE, QUIET, FAUVE, QUARE
  • 4 Letters: QADI, QAID, QATS, JIAO, ZOEA, QUAI, QUOD, IXIA, AJEE, JIVE, QUAG, QOPH, GEEZ, JEFE, ZEIN, AQUA, EAUX, ZETA, DITZ, JEEZ
  • 3 Letters: QAT, QIS, QUA, JOE, ZEE, OXO, AXE, SUQ, JEE, VEX, VOX, TAJ, FEZ, JET, ZOA, WIZ, AZO, JIN, OAF, ZED
  • 2 Letters: XI, OX, QI, ZA, EX, AX, JO, XU, OF, IF, OE, YO, OI, OY, OW, WO, AW, WE, YE, FA

Scoring System

  • Gain 3 points for any correct guess.
  • Lose 1 point for an incorrect guess.
  • Lose 1 point, at the end, for every word not guessed.

We will calculate your final score, and % of possible points scored, when you click "Show All".

NOTE: There are many hundreds of 7 and 8-letter tile combinations which can only make a single, long word. The ones presented in this tool contain the most commonly drawn letters from that set. For instance, you are much more likely to draw the tiles to make ERASION than a word like ZAMBUCK.


The words in our dictionary are meant to match, as closely as possible, the words used in Words With Friends®. We have no affiliation with Words With Friends, and offer this site for entertainment purposes only.