The word alum is a valid scrabble word

3 short excerpts of WikWik.org (WikWik is an online database of words defined in the English, French, Spanish, Italian, and other Wiktionnaries.)

  • alum  n. An astringent salt, usually occurring in the form of pale crystals, much used in the dyeing and tanning…
  • alum  n. (chemistry) Any similar double sulphate in which either or both of the potassium and aluminium is…
  • alum  v. (transitive) To steep in, or otherwise impregnate with, a solution of alum; to treat with alum.

37 valid words from 3 definitions

ALUM ALUMINIUM AN AND ANY ASTRINGENT BOTH CHEMISTRY CRYSTALS DOUBLE DYEING EITHER FORM IMPREGNATE IN IS MUCH OCCURRING OF OR OTHERWISE PALE POTASSIUM SALT SIMILAR SOLUTION STEEP SULPHATE TANNING THE TO TRANSITIVE TREAT USED USUALLY WHICH WITH

3 words-in-word (Words found as is inside the word.)

AL LUM UM

2 words-in-word RTL (Words found written from right to left, inside the word.)

LA MU

2 anagrams (New words found by changing the order of the letters.)

LUMA MAUL

4 cousins (New words found by changing only one letter.)

ARUM GLUM PLUM SLUM

One lipogram (New word found when removing only one letter.)

LUM

2 epenthesis (New words found when adding only one letter.)

ALBUM ALGUM

40 suffixes (New words found by adding one or more letters at the end of the word.)

ALUMS ALUMIN ALUMNA ALUMNI ALUMINA ALUMINE ALUMINS ALUMISH ALUMIUM ALUMNAE ALUMNUS ALUMINAS ALUMINES ALUMINIC ALUMINUM ALUMIUMS ALUMROOT ALUMINATE ALUMINISE ALUMINIUM ALUMINIZE ALUMINOUS ALUMINUMS ALUMROOTS ALUMSTONE ALUMINATES ALUMINISED ALUMINISES ALUMINIUMS ALUMINIZED ALUMINIZES ALUMSTONES ALUMINISING ALUMINIZING ALUMINOSITY ALUMINIFEROUS ALUMINOSITIES ALUMINOTHERMY ALUMINOSILICATE ALUMINOTHERMIES

37 times in the middle (New words found by adding letters in front and at the end of the word.)

CALUMBA CALUMET CALUMNY GALUMPH CALUMBAS CALUMETS GALUMPHS KALUMPIT CALUMNIES CHALUMEAU DURALUMIN GALUMPHED GALUMPHER KALUMPITS PASPALUMS TANTALUMS CALUMNIATE CALUMNIOUS CHALUMEAUS CHALUMEAUX DURALUMINS GALUMPHERS GALUMPHING CALUMNIABLE CALUMNIATED CALUMNIATES CALUMNIATOR NONALUMINUM CALUMNIATING CALUMNIATION CALUMNIATORS CALUMNIATORY CALUMNIOUSLY DURALUMINIUM CALUMNIATIONS DURALUMINIUMS ORNITHOGALUMS

5 prefixes (New words found by adding one or more letters in front of the word.)

CROTALUM PASPALUM SCYBALUM TANTALUM ORNITHOGALUM

22 anagrams plus one (New words formed with all the letters from the word plus a letter.)

+A ULAMA
+B ALBUM
+D ALMUD
+E ULEMA
+G ALGUM ALMUG GLAUM MULGA
+H HAULM
+I AUMIL MIAUL
+L MULLA
+N MANUL
+O LOUMA
+P AMPUL
+Q QUALM
+R LARUM MURAL RUMAL
+S ALUMS LUMAS MAULS

4 anagrams minus one (New words formed with all the letters from the word minus a letter.)

-A LUM
-L AMU
-U LAM MAL

Scrabble scoring

  • 6 points.

Probability in scrabble (Probability to draw 7 letters at the beginning of the game to build the word.)

  • Joker allowed, 1 in 107 chance (0.94%).
  • Joker not allowed, 1 in 389 chance (0.26%).

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