TWL06 (US, Canada and Thailand) Yes 11 Points
SOWPODS (UK and Others) Yes 11 Points
Enable (Words with Friends) Yes 12 Points

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is barely a word in Scrabble?

    Yes, barely is a valid word in scrabble.As per TWL06 dictionary it has 11 points,As per SOWPODS dictionary it has 11 points.

  • Is barely a word in Words With Friends?

    Yes, barely is a valid word in words with friends. As per Words with Friends dictionary it has 12 points.


meaning: by a little;
examples: I only just caught the bus; he finished the marathon in just under 3 hours; it was barely 5 a.m.; the network has barely 5 percent of viewers; the batter just missed being hit
synonyms: {just}
meaning: almost not;
examples: he hardly ever goes fishing; he was scarce sixteen years old; they scarcely ever used the emergency generator; I can hardly hear what she is saying; she barely seemed to notice him; we were so far back in the theater, we could barely read the subtitles
synonyms: {hardly}; {scarcely}; {scarce}
meaning: only a very short time before;
examples: we hardly knew them; had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open; would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave- W.B.Yeats
synonyms: {hardly}; {just}; {scarcely}; {scarce}
Source of definition(s) is WordNet ® Princeton University wordnet.princeton.edu
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