There is no logical answer to how many words are in the English language, or an accurate count of how many words contain your search filters such as word origin, speech type such as noun or verb, consonants, vowels, syllables, letters or letter. Counting the number of words in English is near impossible if at all possible. When you're asking this dictionary questions such as how many words with 2 consonants, or how many words have 2 syllables. I give you the most accurate result possible. I do not include many words that are double words, also called collocation words. I do however provide compound words, but not all of them.

Why It's Difficult To Count Words.

Have you ever asked the question, What Is A Word?. This question, is why it's difficult to count words in the English language. Is the word "trip" one word or two words? Is it a verb for a vacation, or a verb for stumble and fall - do they both count as a being a "word"? Does two definitions, consider the word to be two different words or is it still just one word? When we say roadtrip (road-trip, road trip), is this one word, or two? I see it as a simple collocation of two seperate words (Road and Trip) making road-trip/road trip a phrase. But, does it count as one word, or two? If I start counting road trip as two words. Then we would also have to count all collocations and inflections as a word too. Dining table, is this a word as it explains a specific item? I think you get the idea.

Example Counting

You can perform counting searches using the search bar at the top of this page, in the following styles. Or, create your own. Here are a few examples.

  • How many words are singular?
  • How many words are plural?
  • How many words are conjunctions?
  • How many compound words are nouns?
  • How many double consonant words with 3 syllables?
  • How many words are nouns with 7 letters and 3 vowels?
  • Count verbs with 4 vowels
  • Count double consonant words that are adjectives and do not have the letter b
  • How many words have 2 syllables, 3 vowels and double consonants
  • How many words have 3 syllables, are nouns and of old english origins

List ( View All 413,465 Words )

Top requested words for how many words in english?
Word Speech Length Consonants Vowels Syllables Origins
LifeNoun4221Middle English
PurpleNoun6422Middle English
OrangeNoun6333Middle English
LoveNoun4221Middle English
PerfectNoun7522Middle English
TwelveNoun6422Middle English
SilverNoun6422Middle English
SevenNoun5322Middle English
WorldNoun5411Middle English

View All 413,465 Words

Word Finding & Word Searches.

Completed AZ word finder features completed

  • Word Unscambler has been renamed and will be altered to a complete Anagram Solver
  • Syllable counter is now available for text and documents.
  • In The Middle / In The Center word finding. Searching "two syllable words with qu in the middle", "ab in the center",etc. will bring you to a list of words spelled with _a-z_. For "exactly center" use a search like "6 letters with qu in the middle"
  • Word unscrambling. For fastest speed possible, you will now land on the top viewed set of characters for that set of letters.
  • New search abilities "words with all vowels" or "words with no vowels", "ends in a vowel", or "start with a vowel".
  • Puzzle solving using underscores or dashes such as "solve _ _ e _ _ _ _ _ _, singular nouns 4 vowels and 3 syllables"
  • Find words or names by their second, third and fourth letter up to the eighth letter with eazy search like "words with the second letter b".
  • Puzzle solver & missing letters. Wordbrain Themes, Words With Friends, Scrabble, 4Pics1Word, Word Cookies cheats, answers, and more. Example answers search: "solve the puzzle b_r", complete this 6 letter word from o-e-h, "spelled like out", "words containing out". Use an underscore or dash where the puzzle is missing a letter.
  • Length queries including 6 letter words now include quick navigation for speech type and starts/ends letters such as 6 letter words with the second letter c.
  • Rhymes and sounds like tool for any word, spelling, or text entered. Different results appear for sounds and rhymes.
  • Palindromes word Lists now available by searching palindrome words.
  • Unscrambler & Decoder - decode phrases such as "dining table" for "egbindinatl".
  • Negative search filters words that do not have the letter e
  • Quick word find. Single word searches bring you to the word page. Solving word puzzles using an underscore or dash ( Example: _a_t_i_a ). All words/letters without a dedicated page will be unscrambled.
  • Find scrabble words by points! Add "scrabble" in your query, such as Scrabble words with 14 points.
  • Favorite words to your account
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In Progress Finder features I'm working on.

  • Phonograms searching coming soon due to many users searching such as "words ending with a multiple phonogram"
  • Root word search. Show with prefix and suffix options, only if it has a root word.
  • Alternative spelling of words from American English to British English. Mouse over example: Color
  • Printable & downloadable word lists.
  • Frequency of a words appearance in books, and other texts.
  • Allow word find such as "words which contain the consonants N, T, and R". This would provide a list of words with letters in a specific order, such as the consonants in the order of ntr.
  • Plural and singular words with information and example sentences.
  • Word games by school grade from Kindergarten to grade 12.
  • Provide words that can be used twice or more in one sentence with example sentences.
  • Paraphrasing, pronunciation, and free grammar tools.
  • Seperate words by area of focus. ( Technology, Education, Science, Psychology, etc. )

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