11 Letters
7 Consonants
4 Vowels
3 Syllables
Types Of Speech
You can use contraction as a noun in a sentence.
About Contraction
A 3 syllables noun and 11 letters with the letters a, c, i, n, o, r, and t, 7 consonants, 4 vowels and 3 syllables with the middle letter a. Contraction starts with and ends in a consonant with the starting letters c, co, con, cont, contr, and the ending characters are n, on, ion, tion, ction, ..
The act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
Old French
Compound Words
A compound word, contraction has more than one word within it. There's 4 words which are con, traction, contract, and ion.
Pig Latin
Contraction in Pig Latin is said as "ontractioncay or ontractioncway".
c | o | n | t | r | a | c | t | i | o | n
co | on | nt | tr | ra | ac | ct | ti | io | on
con | ont | ntr | tra | rac | act | cti | tio | ion
cont | ontr | ntra | trac | ract | acti | ctio | tion
Word Gram
Noun Examples
the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds;
"`won't' is a contraction of `will not'";
"`o'clock' is a contraction of `of the clock'"
the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together;
"the contraction of a gas on cooling"

Synonyms (Cognitive Synonyms) For "Contraction"

There are 91 synonyms available. These are cognitive relationship words which is to say they have a similar meaning, mean the same thing, or have close definition and relationship to contraction.

Abatementthe act of abating
"laws enforcing noise abatement"
Abbreviationshortening something by omitting parts of it
Abridgementa shortened version of a written work
Abridgmenta shortened version of a written work
Alleviationthe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
"he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
Apocopeabbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds
"the British get `pud'' from `pudding'' by apocope"
Aposiopesisbreaking off in the middle of a sentence (as by writers of realistic conversations)
Attenuationthe property of something that has been weakened or reduced in thickness or density
Candlestick of wax with a wick in the middle

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There are 2 words that have the opposite meaning of contraction.

Enlargementthe act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
Expansionthe act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope


There are 1 anagrams from contraction.

Anagram Definition
Contractionthe act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

View English words with the unique letters used in contraction. Words With The Letters Acinort


Contraction derives from 11 words.

Word Definition
"Abbreviate `New York'' and write `NY''"
Abridgereduce in scope while retaining essential elements
"The manuscript must be shortened"
Concentratea concentrated example
"the concentrate of contemporary despair"
Condensemake more concise
"condense the contents of a book into a summary"
Contracta variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
Cutan unexcused absence from class
"he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"
Foreshortenreduce in scope while retaining essential elements
"The manuscript must be shortened"
Narrowa narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
Reducetake off weight
Shortenedit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
"bowdlerize a novel"


Contraction has 4 hypernyms.

Word Definition
Decreasethe act of decreasing or reducing something
Diminutionthe act of decreasing or reducing something
Reductionthe act of reducing complexity
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