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Wordle Today: Wordle answer and hints for May 24

We have the solution to Wordle on May 24, 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.

Yesterday’s Wordle 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 “SWISH.” 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.

Hints for today’s Wordle

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 includes the letter D.
  • Today’s Wordle uses two vowels.
  • Today’s Wordle emphasizes smoothness and ease in motion, whether it’s physical movement, flight, or speech.
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Today’s Wordle answer

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 …

GLIDE

Today’s Wordle definition

And here’s what it means, according to our good friend ChatGPT:

“Glide” is a verb and noun with several meanings, primarily relating to smooth and effortless movement:

  1. As a Verb:
    • To Move Smoothly: Glide means to move in a smooth, continuous manner, often with little apparent effort or resistance. For example, a bird glides through the air or a skater glides across the ice.
    • To Move Quietly or Secretively: It can also describe moving quietly or stealthily, often in a graceful manner.
    • To Cause to Move Smoothly: It can also be used transitively to describe causing something to move in this way, such as gliding a hand over a surface.
  2. As a Noun:
    • Smooth Movement: Glide refers to an act of gliding, a smooth, effortless movement.
    • Flight: In aviation, it describes a type of flight where an aircraft or glider moves forward and downward through the air without engine power.
    • Speech Sound: In phonetics, a glide is a sound that is articulated with a smooth, gliding motion of the tongue, such as the sounds [j] and [w] in English.

Overall, “glide” emphasizes smoothness and ease in motion, whether it’s physical movement, flight, or speech.

Tips for tomorrow’s Wordle

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.

Now that’s all solved and the definition is taken care of, and you’re armed with some tips to crush tomorrow’s Wordle, here are some games like Wordle you can try today.

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