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Word + 1 Letter

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#6411
Fun:*** (3.09)
Difficulty:*** (2.81)
Category:Language
Submitted By:nat_ekim**
Corrected By:SEPTILLIONGOLDS

 

 

 



What is the word that has 1 syllable, but when you add 1 letter to the end, it becomes 3 syllables?





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Comments

klopper
Aug 15, 2002

very good
zangel3000
Aug 17, 2002

Seen it b4
MJs_Kitten
Aug 25, 2002

ooooh i really like that one!
FatBastidAus*
Sep 12, 2008

Add an O to CAME, it becomes CAMEO
bradon182001*us*
Sep 12, 2008

Clever. I couldn't come up with the answer. Thanks for posting.
zxyggrhynAph*
Sep 12, 2008

Nice, nice, nice.

Never thought of that.

'Cameo' is also a good answer.

I wonder if there are other words.
rwhitmer
Sep 12, 2008

I thought this was one of those "trick" questions - so I was thinking "box" is a one syllable word and when you add a "letter" to it (as in a postal letter) it becomes a "mailbox" 3 syllables. But very good teaser -thanks for posting
mrschmooshies
Sep 12, 2008

I was thinking this was a trick like rwhitmer. Having not looked at the hint, I came up with "news".

News + Letter (1 "letter") = Newsletter!

In other news (ha!), the word "letter" no longer looks like a word.
tommysmo*
Sep 12, 2008

this was a good one! i'm too tired to think about it though.
doeheadAus*
Sep 12, 2008

Like hunting a needle in a haystack.I couldn't even find the haystack.
tobyclark
Sep 12, 2008

how many possible answers are there to this..i got hell, ad an "o" becomes hello
bestgirl*
Sep 12, 2008

I can't believe I got this! Knew it had to have a lot of vowels so started with are and area popped up!
wordmama*
Sep 12, 2008

Are--area and came--cameo are both great answers!!

Will someone explain how mailbox and hello are 3-syllable words????
tonjawithaj*us*
Sep 12, 2008

Have to agree with wordmama! please explain!
auntiesisAus*
Sep 12, 2008

Too hard for me, but I had fun trying to come up with an answer. Area and cameo are both great answers. Thanks for a great teaser.
tommysmo*
Sep 12, 2008

ore + o = oreo

yummy!
FatHeadAus*
Sep 12, 2008

Awesome!
kp52Aus*
Sep 12, 2008

There are other words to that this teaser could apply to. Anyway, great teaser.
brucemcdon*
Sep 12, 2008

Yeh, like Rome, Romeo. Mime, mimeo. Jude, Judea. Rode, rodeo. Jug, juggler. No, umm, wait...
abrainus*
Sep 13, 2008

Good teaser. I'll look for more words too!
beyonce123*
Jun 09, 2010

are-area
rode-rodeo
came-cameo
ide-idea
Still like it a lot, though
beyonce123*
Jun 09, 2010

AND
ore- oreo
beyonce123*
Jun 09, 2010

AND
ore- oreo
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 12, 2011

though it has obviously been demonstrated that there are a lot of possible answers to this, it was a nice try. I came up with several of the alternative solutions but not the one give. Really liked the people who thought outside the box and came up with "trick" answers too.
doeheadAus*
Sep 12, 2011

AROB and that's a lot of syllables. A to GiMi & SiCt.
teri12265us*
Sep 12, 2011

I was focused on the '3', so I got tripe and triple. Okay, so the l isn't on the exact end, but it was close.
At least I finally figured out what AROB means. Thanks doehead, your acronym kept me thinking much longer than some of these riddles.
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 12, 2011

Good teaser. Loved that there were so many bright commenters who had numerous OTHER answers. I fumbled with finding a letter at the "END" of the word. Now I realize that the end can also be the beginning! Warm thoughts and thank yous to Sis and KiPA!
wordmama*
Sep 12, 2011

teri, I'm jealous! You've figured out AROB. I've asked several times, so I surmise the answer is something that can't be printed on a family site. I wouldn't terribly care, except d keeps using it, so that makes it annoying not to know!
auntiesisAus*
Sep 12, 2011

Wordmama, AROB is not too raunchy to be printed on a family site, it is just shorthand for ........ you can figure it out. Hi to G and d.
Teaser was tough, but in my old age I have come to realize that I'm a moron.
mepapaAus*
Sep 12, 2011

Another preview on braingle ... go figure
Babe*
Sep 13, 2014

I was not going to go through all the three letter words there are to hunt for it so did not even try. Seeing how many there are after people looked I am glad I did not take the time.
Gizzer*
Sep 13, 2014

Didn't look at the hint, so I first thought of rode/rodeo.

There's also:
Rome/Romeo
Jude/Judea

And with 3 letters to start:
aid/Aida

gaylewolfAus*
Sep 13, 2014

I LOVED this puzzle. There were so many clever answers, too. I really enjoyed the comments. My favorite was the word aid, which when adding an "a" became Aida. This was different because in all the other cases, the added vowel was next to an existing vowel. In aid/Aida, the change occurred in the original word. Thanks for posting!
catmom*us*
Sep 13, 2014

Oh, that made my head hurt.
catmom*us*
Sep 13, 2014

Now my head is really hurting...what does AROB mean? Please someone show me some mercy.
auntiesisAus*
Sep 13, 2014

AROB means another repeat on Braingle.
That said, I must admit I didn't get it again !
dsjtus*
Sep 15, 2014

RE: How is mailbox a 3 syllable word.

Could be that in some locales it is pronounced as...

MAY UHL BOX
ThinksForFun*
Sep 19, 2014

Also, without considering the hint: stere/stereo, crime/Crimea, and borne/Borneo.



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