5-letter words have a certain magnetic appeal to them, especially those that start with AL. After all, on this grand list by WordsRated, you’ll check out words such as “alive,” “alarm,” and “alpha.”
With all the AL-beginning words on display here, you’ll be knocking it out of the park while engaged in a heated Words With Friends or Scrabble match. That and you can now play “alway” on the board without doubting yourself.
Not always the schwa sound
Most 5-letter words beginning with AL have their first syllable pronounced with the schwa sound, denoted by the IPA symbol (ə). Such words are “alone,” “allow,” and “alike.”
There are some, however, that are pronounced differently. For instance, the following are pronounced with the short a sound (as in apple):
“Alien” and “alias” are pronounced with a long A (eɪ) sound, while terms such as “alter” and “alder” are pronounced with a broad a sound, as in car and bar.
AL-starting 5-letter words in Wordle history
To date, it’s a safe assumption that Wordle has challenged word nuts the world over with more than a thousand solved mystery words. Of course, these numbers include 5-letter words starting with AL, including “aloft,” “aloud,” and “alter.”
Now, given that the game has yet to recycle or reuse previous answers, you can bet that Wordle will have more 5-letter words beginning with AL in the time to come. In that case, you’re better off bookmarking this page for future reference.