5 Letters
4 Consonants
1 Vowels
1 Syllables
Types Of Speech
You can use shell as a noun or as a verb in a sentence.
About Shell
A 1 syllables noun and 5 letters with the letters e, h, l, and s, 4 consonants, 1 vowels and 1 syllables with the middle letter e. Shell starts with and ends in a consonant with the starting letters s, sh, she, shel, and the ending characters are l, ll, ell, hell, . Shell is also a double consonant (ll) word. View the double consonant words list.
Hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
Middle English
School Grade
Shell is set as a grade one word that starts with s, ends with l, 1 syllables, 1 vowels and 5 letters.
Is shell a scrabble word? A 8 point word in scrabble. Check the word games tab below for probability, odds and more.
Pig Latin
Shell in Pig Latin is said as "ellshay or ellshway".
s | h | e | l | l
sh | he | el | ll
she | hel | ell
shel | hell
Word Gram
Noun Examples
hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
the hard largely calcareous covering of a mollusc
a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile;
fired from a large gun
the housing or outer covering of something;
"the clock has a walnut case"
a very light narrow racing boat
a rigid covering that envelops an object;
"the satellite is covered with a smooth shell of ice"
the exterior covering of a bird's egg
the hard usually fibrous outer layer of some fruits especially nuts
the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals
Verb Examples
remove the husks from;
"husk corn"
remove from its shell or outer covering;
"shell the legumes";
"shell mussels"
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;
"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship";
"We beat the competition";
"Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
use explosives on;
"The enemy has been shelling us all day"
look for and collect shells by the seashore
hit the pitches of hard and regularly;
"He shelled the pitcher for eight runs in the first inning"
fall out of the pod or husk;
"The corn shelled"

Synonyms (Cognitive Synonyms) For "Shell"

There are 542 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 shell.

Acoustic Meatus
Acoustic Nerve
Acting Area
Administergive or apply (medications)
Aerofoila device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air
can lift or control a plane in flight
Aim At
Airfoila device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air
can lift or control a plane in flight
Allotgive out or allot
"We were assigned new uniforms"
Alveolusa bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth

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Shell has 1 hypernyms.

Word Definition
Exoskeletonthe exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs


There are 1 hyponyms for shell

Word Definition
Cuticulathe outer body wall of an insect

Part Meronyms

There are 5 part meronyms for the word shell

Word Definition
Molluskinvertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell

Names With The Word "Shell"

81 names are spelled with shell.


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The word games Words With Friends, 4pics1Word, Word Chums, and Jumble which is by far one of the most successful of the word games. Jumble was created in 1954 - below, you will find the most unscrambled letters for each descramble word game that others have solved or decoded to make the word shell.

Is shell a scrabble word or can you use shell in Words With Friends? The probability of getting this word in scrabble is 1 out of every 130708 games and in Words With Friends it's 1 out of every 58950 games. This 5 letter 8 point scrabble word can be rearranged 60 ways. What other words can be made with the letters e, h, l, and s? There's 37 with 7 letters or less with the letters e, h, l, and s. Here is a list of 25 to try to get you more points.

WordScrabbleWords With FriendsWord Chums4Pics1WordJumble
Hustle (6 letters) 9 +1 10 +1 hustle
Stealth (7 letters) 10 +2 10 +1 stealth
Leash (5 letters) 8 8 shale
Shell (5 letters) 8 9 shell
Welsh (5 letters) 11 +3 11 +2 welsh
Bushel (6 letters) 11 +3 13 +4 bushel
Satchel (7 letters) 12 +4 13 +4 satchel
Shelf (5 letters) 11 +3 11 +2 shelf
Shellac (7 letters) 12 +4 14 +5 shellac
Shuttle (7 letters) 10 +2 11 +2 shuttle
Wheels (6 letters) 12 +4 12 +3 wheels
Eyelash (7 letters) 13 +5 12 +3 eyelash
Haslet (6 letters) 9 +1 9 haslet
Scheldt (7 letters) 13 +5 14 +5 scheldt
Sleuth (6 letters) 9 +1 10 +1 hustle
Scheele (7 letters) 12 +4 13 +4 scheele
Shelley (7 letters) 13 +5 13 +4 shelley
Thales (6 letters) 9 +1 9 haslet
Hulsea (6 letters) 9 +1 10 +1 aehlsu
Shale (5 letters) 8 8 shale
Shelve (6 letters) 12 +4 13 +4 shelve
Hueless (7 letters) 10 +2 11 +2 hueless
Slashed (7 letters) 11 +3 11 +2 adehlss
Shelvy (6 letters) 15 +7 15 +6 shelvy
Hatless (7 letters) 10 +2 10 +1 hatless


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