Here are some short word puzzles.

  1. What's a not uncommon 7 letter word containing all 5 vowels and "s" and one other consonant (not necessarily in order)?

  2. What's a common one syllable word, that when you add 1 letter to, becomes three syllables?


5 Answers 5


First answer

SEQUOIA - redwood tree

and another answer for 2

ORE -> OREO, thanks to the other answers for inspiration.

  • $\begingroup$ Ah I got stuck thinking on ious type words $\endgroup$ Jul 20, 2016 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ Yes. That was an easy one. $\endgroup$
    – user17008
    Jul 20, 2016 at 20:46

You did not ask for english words only, didn't you? So for the first:

oiseaux (birds in French)

The second could be seen on your face:

smile and simile

or not....

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    $\begingroup$ I wish I could upvote again for your first answer. Well done! $\endgroup$
    – Reibello
    Jul 20, 2016 at 21:47
  • $\begingroup$ 2. No. Smile is 2 syllables, or am I weird? Smi-le $\endgroup$
    – user17008
    Jul 21, 2016 at 1:24
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    $\begingroup$ "Smile" is generally considered to be one syllable. $\endgroup$ Jul 21, 2016 at 3:27
  • $\begingroup$ @ev3commander that's why I put a link to a page saying smile is considered one-syllable. $\endgroup$ Jul 21, 2016 at 5:01
  • $\begingroup$ The problem is, in French, "Y" is also a vowel. Therefore, your first answer doesn't use all the vowels. Since the OP asked for the 5 vowels, it's safe to say that French language, at least, is excluded. $\endgroup$
    – MorganFR
    Jul 21, 2016 at 10:56

Looks like someone already got to number one, but the answer to number two could be

are +a = area

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    $\begingroup$ Correct. However, gtwebb gets the accept because his second answer is also acceptable, and he got first one right $\endgroup$
    – user17008
    Jul 21, 2016 at 1:26

Another possible solution to (2):

Rode / Rodeo

Sure there are many possible solutions in a similar vein.



came -> cameo (English word)


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