Definitions For Diagonal


  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  • (mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry
  • An oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard
  • A line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
  • (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent
  • A diagonal line, direction, or pattern


  • Having an oblique or slanted direction
  • Connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face

Is Diagonal a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Diagonal is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Diagonal in a Sentence

  • The blanket is covered with diagonal stripes.
  • The diagonal design ran up the wall all the way from the lower left to the upper right-hand corner
  • A design with strong diagonals
  • The ramp was set at a low diagonal to make it easier for physically challenged patrons

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