We have the solution to Wordle (#886) on November 21, as well as some helpful hints to help you figure out the answer yourself, right here. We’ve placed the answer at the bottom of the page, so we don’t ruin the surprise before you’ve had a chance to work through the clues. So let’s dive in, starting with a reminder of yesterday’s answer.
Let’s start by first reminding ourselves of yesterday’s Wordle answer for those new to the game or who don’t play it daily, which was “TRUST.” So we can say that the Wordle answer today definitely isn’t that. Now, with that in mind, perhaps take another stab at it using one of these Wordle starting words and circle back if you have no luck.
Still can’t figure it out? We have today’s Wordle answer right here, below. But first, one more thing: Let’s take a look at three hints that could help you find the solution, without giving it away, so there’s no need to feel guilty about keeping your streak alive — you put in some work, after all! Or just keep scrolling for the answer.
- Today’s Wordle starts with the letter P.
- Today’s Wordle uses three vowels.
- Today’s Wordle is a musical instrument.
No luck? Don’t sweat it — you can’t get them all! If you just want to see today’s Wordle answer to continue your streak, you can find it below.
The answer to today’s Wordle is …
Today’s Wordle definition
And here’s what it means, according to our good friend ChatGPT:
The term “piano” can refer to a few different things, but most commonly, it is used to describe a musical instrument.
- Musical Instrument:
- A piano is a large keyboard musical instrument with a row of black and white keys, representing the 12 different pitches of the Western musical scale. It is played by pressing the keys, which cause hammers to strike strings inside the piano, producing sound.
- Dynamic Expression:
- The term “piano” is also used as a musical notation indicating that the music should be played softly. It is an Italian word meaning “soft” or “quiet.” Its opposite is “forte,” meaning loud. Together, these terms form the basis for musical dynamics, indicating the volume at which a passage of music should be played.
- Short for Pianoforte:
- The full name of the instrument is “pianoforte,” which translates to “soft-loud” in Italian. This name reflects the piano’s ability to produce sounds at varying dynamic levels, unlike its predecessor, the harpsichord, which had a more fixed volume.
So, depending on the context, “piano” can refer to the instrument itself, a notation for playing softly, or as part of the full name of the instrument, emphasizing its dynamic capabilities.
It might seem like Wordle is all luck, but there are a few good practices you can use to help get as many clues as possible in just a few guesses, making it that much more likely you can figure out the final word before you run out of tries. The most important guess is your first, and the trick is to load up on vowels (A, E, I, O, and U).
Some popular starting words people have had good luck with are “adieu,” “media,” “arise,” and “radio.” Just make sure not to pick a word with double letters, or you’re wasting precious guesses. The aim here is to try to figure out which vowels the mystery word contains, then layer in common consonants and close in from there.
Your second word, assuming that the first one gave you a good jumping-off point, should begin to lean more heavily on common consonants like R, S, and T. More good ones here we’ve seen are “stern,” “irate,” and “atone.” You never want to reuse any letters from a prior round that showed up as gray — you know they aren’t in the word.
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