Are you a fan of puzzles that challenge your intellect? If so, then word riddles with answers might be your new favorite game! These riddles will test your vocabulary, creativity, and problem-solving skills. They are the perfect way to pass the time while stimulating your mind. Whether you are a fan of word games or just love a good challenge, these riddles will keep you engaged for hours on end. So, are you ready to put your brain to the test? Let’s get started!
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Word Riddles With Answers
1. A single word that is versatile, can be a letter, unknown to the problem, a variable, a target, a love, an intercept, and a type of chromosome. What am I? Answer: X.
2. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Answer: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
3. Find an English word that is singular, add an “s” and it becomes plural, and add another “s” and it becomes singular again. What is it? Answer: There are actually 3 correct answers: Caress. Princess. Brass.
4. Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I? Answer: The word Ton.
5. Granny looked up from her rocking chair and said: As far as I can tell, there is only one anagram of the word trinket. What is it? Answer: The word knitter.
6. I am a fruit. If you take away the first letter of my name I become a crime. Take away the first two letters of my name I become an animal. Take away the first and last letter of my name and I become a form of music. What am I? Answer: Grape.
7. I am a rock group that has 4 members, all of whom are dead, one of which was assassinated. What am I? Answer: Mount Rushmore. Get it, rock group?
8. I am always hungry, I must always be fed. The finger I touch will soon turn red. What am I? Answer: Fire.
9. I am always in front of you, but can’t be seen. What am I? Answer: The future.
10. I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I? Answer: Seven (take away the “s” to make it “even”).
11. I am light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for much more than a minute. What am I? Answer: Breath.
12. I am not alive, but I can grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but I need water to live. What am I? Answer: A fire.
13. I am six letters. When you take one away I am twelve. What am I? Answer: The word Dozens.
14. I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost every person. What am I? Answer: Pencil lead.
15. I have a heart that doesn’t beat, a mouth that doesn’t speak, and a back that doesn’t feel. What am I? Answer: A deck of cards.
16. I have one, you have one. Take away a letter and a bit remain. If you remove the second, the bit still remains. After much trying, you might be able to remove the first one also, but it remains. What’s the word? Answer: Habit! Remove the ‘H’, and it’s a bit’. Remove the ‘A’, and it’s ‘bit’. Remove ‘B’, and it’s ‘it’.
17. I know a word of the letters three. Add two, and fewer there will be. What is it? Answer: The word “Few”.
18. I shave every day, but my beard stays the same. What am I? Answer: A barber
19. I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have nobody, but I come alive with the wind. What am I? Answer: An echo.
20. I’m found in socks, scarves, and mittens; and often in the paws of playful kittens. What am I? Answer: Yarn
Best Word Riddles and Brain Teasers
21. I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I? Answer: Your breath
22. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? Answer: A candle
23. If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in? Answer: Second place
24. If you’ve got me, you want to share me; if you share me, you haven’t kept me. What am I? Answer: A secret
25. It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it? Answer: Your name
26. It is a 5 letter word if you take away the first letter it is something you get from the sun if you remove the second letter you will get something to eat, if you remove the third letter you get a word you use in pointing at and if you remove the fourth letter you get something to drink. What is it? Answer: Wheat.
27. Name an English word of more than 2 letters that both begins and ends with the letters “he” in that order, there are two possible answers. What is it? Answer: Headache or Heartache.
28. One word in this sentence is misspelled. What word is it? Answer: MISSPELLED. It isn’t spelled wrong, the one word in this sentence IS “misspelled.”
29. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I? Answer: Footsteps.
30. There is a word in the English language in which the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four signify a great man, and the whole word, is a great woman. What is the word? Answer: Heroine.
31. There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs? Answer: There aren’t any—it’s a one-story house.
32. Two words, my answer is only two words. To keep me, you must give me. What am I? Answer: “Your word”.
33. We hurt without moving. We poison without touching. We bear the truth and the lies. We are not to be judged by our size. What are we? Answer: Words.
34. What 11-letter English word does everyone pronounce incorrectly? Answer: Incorrectly!
35. What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right? Answer: NOON.
36. What 5-letter word typed in all capital letters can be read the same upside down? Answer: SWIMS.
37. What 7-letter word is spelled the same way backward and forwards? Answer: Racecar.
38. What 8-letter word can have a letter taken away and still makes a word? Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word? Answer: The word is starting! starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, I. Cool, huh?
39. What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it? Answer: A promise
40. What can you catch, but not throw? Answer: A cold
Word Riddles For All Ages
41. What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right? Answer: Your right elbow
42. What can you keep after giving to someone? Answer: Your word
43. What common English word has the 3-letter consecutive sequence, “XOP”? Answer: Sa-xop-hone.
44. What English word has three consecutive double letters? Answer: Bookkeeper.
45. What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters? Answer: Queue.
46. What familiar word starts with IS, ends with AND, and has LA in the middle? Answer: ISLAND.
47. What goes up and down but doesn’t move? Answer: A staircase
48. What goes up but never comes down? Answer: Your age.
49. What has a head and a tail but no body? Answer: A coin.
50. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen until it’s passed? Answer: The past.
51. What is always in front of you but can’t be seen? Answer: The future.
52. What is full of holes but still holds water? Answer: A sponge.
53. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it? Answer: Silence.
54. What is the longest word in the dictionary? Answer: Smiles (there is a mile between the two S’s)
55. What runs but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps? Answer: A river.
56. What starts with a P, ends with an E, and has thousands of letters? Answer: The post office.
57. What starts with a T, ends with a T, and has a T in it? Answer: A teapot.
58. What starts with an E, ends with an E, but only contains one letter? Answer: An envelope.
59. What word contains all of the twenty-six letters? Answer: Alphabet.
60. What word doesn’t belong in this group? That, hat, what, mat, cat, sat, pat, or chat? Answer: What. It’s pronounced differently; all of the others rhyme.
61. What word is right when pronounced wrong, but is wrong when pronounced right? Answer: The answer is wrong to think about it.
62. What word of five letters has only one left when two letters are removed? Answer: Stone Remove ‘St’ and you’re left with ‘One’
63. Which of the following words don’t belong in the group and why? CORSET, COSTER, SECTOR, ESCORT, COURTS. Answer: Courts. All of the others are anagrams of each other.
64. Which word in the English language becomes shorter when it is lengthened? Answer: Short.
65. Which word is the odd one out: First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, or Eighth? Answer: Forth, is incorrectly spelled. It should be Fourth.
66. Which word that begins with the letter I, and by adding the letter A, becomes another word that is pronounced the same? Answer: Isle and Aisle.
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