46 Fun Word Riddles With Answers

Word riddles are a great way to test your logic and reasoning skills. They often require you to think outside the box to find the correct answer.

Here are some word riddles with answers we have hand picked to get you started.

If you love riddles, see also our riddles sections for more brain teasers.

Word Riddles With Answers

Riddle: What word contains all of the twenty six letters but only 3 syllables?
Answer: ALPHABET

Riddle: What word is pronounced the same if you take away four of its five letters?
Answer: Queue

Riddle: What four letter word in capital can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?
Answer: NOON

Riddle: The poor have me; the rich need me. Eat me and you will die. What am I?
Answer: Nothing

Riddle: What 7 letter word is spelled the same way backwards and forwards?
Answer: Racecar

Riddle: What common English verb becomes its own past tense by rearranging its letters?
Answer: Eat becomes Ate

Riddle: It is a 5 letter word if you take away first letter it is something you get from sun, if you remove second letter you will get something to eat, if you remove 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

Riddles: What has a heart that doesn’t beat?
Answer: An artichoke!

Riddle: 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

Riddle: Four jolly men sat down to play and played all night, till the break of day. They played for cash and not for fun, with a separate score for everyone. When it came time to square accounts, they’d all had made quite fair amounts. Not one had lost and all had gained, so tell me how. Can you explain?
Answer: The men were in a band.

Riddle: What starts with E ends with E and only has one letter?
Answer: Envelope

Riddle: What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters?
Answer: Queue

Riddle: I have branches but no fruit, trunk, or leaves. What am I?
Answer: A bank

Riddle: What 5 letter word stays the same when you take away the first third and last letter?
Answer: Empty. Explanation: Remove E,P,Y and you are left with MT

Riddle: What’s that 7 letter word with thousands of letters in it?
Answer: A mailbox or postbox

Riddle: What is the longest word in the English language?
Answer: Smiles. Explanation: Because there’s a ‘mile’ between the two S’s

Riddle: What do you get when you mix lemons with gun powder?
Answer: Lemonades

Riddle: Turn me on my side and I am everything. Cut me in half and I am nothing. What am I?
Answer: Number 8

Riddle: Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?
Answer: Incorrectly

Riddle: What 5 letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Answer: Short, add ‘e’ and ‘r’ and it becomes ‘Shorter’

Riddle: Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?
Answer: The letter ‘C’. The logic is C is pronounced as sea

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Word Riddles With Answers

Riddle: Which word is the odd one out – stun, ton, evil, letter, mood, bad, snap, straw?
Answer: Letter. If you read each of the words backward, the word ‘letter’ is the only one that does not make another valid word

Riddle: I wear a green jacket on the outside, white jacket as a second layer, and a red jacket inside. I am pregnant with a lot of babies. What am I?
Answer: Watermelon

Riddle: Which sentence has all the alphabets from a to z?
Answer: Pangrams. A good example is “A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”

Riddle: What is one thing that all wise men, regardless of their politics or religion, have to agree is between heaven and earth?
Answer: The word “and”

Riddle: What 5 letter word typed in all capital letters can be read the same upside down?
Answer: SWIMS

Riddle: What word of 5 letters has one left when two are removed?
Answer: Ozone , Stone , Alone , Phone , Pones , Prone , Money , Loner , Bones . Cones , Clone , Owner and Drone

Riddle: What is the longest English word and what does it mean?
Answer: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. This 45 letter word refers to a lung disease.

Riddle: When you take the whole from me there’s always something left, what am I?
Answer: Wholesome

Riddle: Which is correct to say: “the yolk of the egg are white” or “the yolk of the egg is white?”
Answer: Neither! Yolks are yellow

Riddle: Pronounced as one letter and written with three, two letters there are and two only in me. I’m double. I’m single. I’m black, blue, and gray. I’m read from both ends, but the same either way. What am I?
Answer: Eye

Riddle: If there are five apples and you take away three, how many apples do you have?
Answer: Three

Riddle: I am heavy forward, but backward I am not. What am I?
Answer: Ton. Backward will be ‘Not’

Riddle: If I am holding a bee, what do I have in my eye?
Answer: Beauty. Explanation: Beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder

Riddle: What 9 letter word is still a word when you take a letter from it?
Answer 1: Startling! Starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, i
Answer 2: Privatise! Privates, private, pirate, irate, rate, rat, at, a

Riddle: If you have it, you want to share it. If you share it, you don’t have it. What is it?
Answer: A secret

Riddle: What word, describing a job title, has three consecutive double letters?
Answer: Bookkeeper

Riddle: What is a English word that has six letters if you remove one letter Twelve remain?
Answer: A dozen. Explanation: Remove the first letter A and it becomes dozen = 12

Riddle: What are the next letters in this combination Ottffss?
Answer: “ENT”. Explanation: O = One, T = Two, T = Three, F = Four, F = Five, S = Six, S = Seven, E = Eight, N = Nine, T = Ten

Riddle: I touch the earth and I touch the sky, but if I touch you, you’ll likely die. What am I?
Answer: Lightning

Riddle: What are the next four letters in this combination Jfmamjja?
Answer: SOND. Explanation: J = January, F = February, M = March, A = April, M = May, J = June, J = July, A = August, S = September, O = October, N = November, D = December

Riddle: I am lighter than air, but a hundred people cannot lift me – I’m too fragile. What am I?
Answer: A bubble

Riddle: 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, a great woman. What is the word?
Answer: Heroine

Riddle: What 8 letter word can have a letter taken away and it 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.

Riddle: You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?
Answer: An ear of corn

Riddle: Whoever makes it, tells it not. Whoever takes it, knows it not. Whoever knows it, wants it not. What am I?
Answer: Poison

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