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Vowel Dumps on the Board

Get rid of your vowels – A short lesson on Vowel Dumps in Scrabble® and Words with Friends

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All of us have probably experienced this situation: A rack filled with masses of vowels, but no idea what to do with them. That’s when a Scrabble noob like me gets the shivers, accompanied by beads of sweat running down the neck. Now, the opponent –calm and cool– asks: “What’s wrong?” and you have to admit that you don’t have a clue what to do with a rack full of vowels. The opponent simply smiles and says: “Use a vowel dump.” – “…A What?” – “A vowel dump.”

Most of you know what vowels dumps are, for those who do not know:

A VOWEL DUMP is a word that primarily contains vowels. So, 2- and 3-letter vowel dumps contain only vowels.

The vowel dump word list is one of those word lists you should learn if you want to be a successful Scrabble player. We will show you all the 2- to 5- letter vowel dumps which are allowed in North American Scrabble and Words with Friends. Afterwards we will provide you with the words that are valid in International Scrabble competitions and Wordfeud. For getting instantly helped use our Scrabble helper or our Word With Friends Cheat.

You will also have the opportunity to practice your new knowledge with our new quiz function.

Vowel Dumps Allowed in North American Scrabble Tournaments and Words with Friends

From volcanology and marvelous interjections straight to the biology of crustacean larvae – you will be astonished at what letter combinations are actual words and, by being words, are valid in Scrabble and Words with Friends.

2-letter vowel dumps | 3-letter vowel dumps | 4-letter vowel dumps | 5-letter vowel dumps | quiz

 

2-Letter Vowel Dumps

AA
Is a volcanological term describing a form of lava flow associated with certain Hawaiian-type volcanoes, consisting of basaltic rock, usually dark-colored with a jagged, loose, clinkery surface.
AE
From Old English for one.
AI
A type of three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, endemic to the forests of southern Venezuela, the Guianas and northern Brazil.
OE
Literary or poetic, as well as very rare for a small island. From Danish ø.
OI
OI is a 1970s working-class punk rock subgenre. But it’s also an interjection used in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to get someone’s attention. It is commonly considered to be rude.

 

3-Letter Vowel Dumps

EAU
Simply means “water” from the French word for water as in “Eau de toilette”.

 

4-Letter Vowel Dumps without explanation

AERO
AGEE
AGIO
AGUE
AIDE
AJEE
AKEE
ALAE
ALEE
ALOE
AMIA
AMIE
ANOA
AQUA
AREA
ARIA
ASEA
AURA
AUTO
AWEE
BEAU
CIAO
EASE
EAUX
EAVE
EIDE
EMEU
EPEE
ETUI
EURO
IDEA
ILEA
ILIA
INIA
IOTA
IXIA
JIAO
LIEU
LUAU
MEOU
MOUE
NAOI
OBIA
OBOE
ODEA
OGEE
OHIA
OLEA
OLEO
OLIO
OOZE
OUZO
QUAI
RAIA
ROUE
TOEA
UNAI
UNAU
UREA
UVEA
ZOEA

 

5-Letter Vowel Dumps without explanation

AALII
ADIEU
AECIA
AERIE
AIOLI
AQUAE
AREAE
AUDIO
AURAE
AUREI
COOEE
EERIE
LOOIE
LOUIE
MIAOU
OIDIA
OORIE
OURIE
QUEUE
URAEI
ZOEAE
The zoea stage in the development of a crab (plural: zoeas or zoeae) is characterized by the use of the thoracic appendages for swimming.


Vowel Dumps for International Scrabble and Wordfeud

Wordfeud and the English Scrabble use a slightly longer wordlist. This is why we find more vowel dumps there. You can find the entire list below and prove your knowledge right away by using the quiz function.
The words range from AA to ZOOEA. There are six additional 2-letter words, one 3-letter, 22 extra 4-letter words and, amusingly enough, five 5-letter words.

2-letter vowel dumps | 3-letter vowel dumps | 4-letter vowel dumps | 5-letter vowel dumps | quiz

 

2-Letter Vowel Dumps

AA
Is a volcanological term describing a form of lava flow associated with certain Hawaiian-type volcanoes, consisting of basaltic rock, usually dark-colored with a jagged, loose, clinkery surface.
AE
From Old English for one.
AI
A type of three-toed sloth, Bradypus tridactylus, endemic to the forests of southern Venezuela, the Guianas and northern Brazil.
EA
Dialectal for a river or a watercourse.
EE
Used for “an eye” in Scotland and Northern England. In Nothern England it’s also an interjection for eh.
IO
Io is a type of moth, the so-called io moth. It is also an interjection as an exclamation of joy or triumph.
OE
Literary or poetic, also sometimes used for a small island. From Danish ø.
OI
OI is a 1970s working-class punk rock subgenre. But it’s also an interjection used in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to get someone’s attention. It is commonly considered to be rude.
OO
Oo is a Hawaiian honeyeater of the genus Moho, which is now believed to be extinct.
OU
An Ou is a supposedly extinct endemic species of Hawaiian honeycreepers. In South Africa it also refers to a fellow/guy/bloke, which probably derived from the Afrikaans ou and the Dutch ouwe (old man).

 

3-Letter Vowel Dumps

AIA
Aia is a spelling variant of ayah. It can refer to a verse in the Quran or a native female servant or maid, especially working for Europeans in South Asia.
EAU
Simply means “water” from the French word for water as in “Eau de toilette”.

 

4-Letter Vowel Dumps

AERO
AGEE
AGIO
AGUE
AIAS
AIDE
AINE
AITU
AJEE
AKEE
ALAE
ALEE
ALOE
AMIA
AMIE
ANOA
AQUA
AREA
ARIA
ASEA
AULA
AUNE
AURA
AUTO
AWEE
BEAU
CIAO
EALE
EASE
EAUS
EAUX
EAVE
EIDE
EINE
EMEU
EOAN
EPEE
ETUI
EUGE
EUOI
EURO
EVOE
HUIA
IDEA
IDEE
ILEA
ILIA
INIA
IOTA
IURE
IXIA
JIAO
KAIE
LIEU
LUAU
MEOU
MOOI
MOUE
NAOI
OBIA
OBOE
ODEA
OGEE
OHIA
OLEA
OLEO
OLIO
OOSE
OOZE
OUZO
PAUA
QUAI
RAIA
ROUE
TOEA
UNAI
UNAU
URAO
UREA
UVAE
UVEA
VIAE
ZOEA

 

5-Letter Vowel Dumps

AALII
ADIEU
AECIA
AERIE
AIDOI
AINEE
AIOLI
AQUAE
AREAE
AUDIO
AULOI
AURAE
AUREI
COOEE
EERIE
LOOIE
LOUIE
MIAOU
OIDIA
OORIE
OUIJA
OURIE
QUEUE
URAEI
ZOAEA
Just another spelling of ZOEA.
ZOEAE
The zoea stage in the development of a crab (plural: zoeas or zoeae) is characterized by the use of the thoracic appendages for swimming.
ZOOEA
Just another spelling of ZOEA. It also exists as the plural form ZOOEAE.



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