Definitions For Tarnish


  • Discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation
  • A thin layer on the surface of metal which makes the metal look dull


  • Make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
  • To become or cause (metal) to become dull and not shiny
  • To damage or ruin the good quality of (something, such as a person's reputation, image, etc.)

Is Tarnish a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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The word Tarnish is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Tarnish in a Sentence

  • Some foods will tarnish silver.
  • The scandal tarnished his reputation.
  • A polish that removes tarnish

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