Is PHONEME a scrabble word?

Words With Friends :  YES

Scrabble US :  YES

Scrabble UK :  YES

English International (SOWPODS) :  YES

Scrabble Global :  YES

Enable1 Dictionary :  YES

Definitions for the word 'phoneme'


  1. PHONEME, (linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
  2. PHONEME, the smallest unit of speech that can be used to make one word different from another word

The word PHONEME is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

How to use the word 'phoneme' in a sentence

  1. The sounds represented by “c” and “b” are different phonemes, as in the words “cat” and “bat.”

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