Definitions For Startle


  • A sudden involuntary movement


  • To stimulate to action
  • Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
  • To surprise or frighten (someone) suddenly and usually not seriously
  • To move or jump suddenly because something surprises you or frightens you

Is Startle 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 Startle is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Startle in a Sentence

  • I'm sorry that I startled you.
  • The lightning startled the children and sent them scurrying for cover

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