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One-Syllable Human Body Parts

How many can you get? Singular words only, no slang.
Not including fluids like "blood" and "bile" or bodily growths, like "cyst" or "zit"
Not including words typically used with a prefix or extra word, like "lash", "lobe", or "duct"
Quiz by kiwirage
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Last updated: December 13, 2019
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First submittedSeptember 22, 2014
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Answer
Arch
Arm
Back
Bone
Brain
Breast
Brow
Calf
Cell
Cheek
Chest
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Chin
Disc
Ear
Eye
Face
Foot
Gland
Groin
Gum
Hair
Hand
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Head
Heart
Heel
Hip
Jaw
Joint
Jowl
Knee
Leg
Lens
Limb
Answer
Lip
Lung
Mouth
Nail
Nape
Neck
Nerve
Node
Nose
Palm
Pate
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Pons
Pore
Rib
Scalp
Shin
Skin
Skull
Sole
Spine
Spleen
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Thigh
Throat
Thumb
Toe
Tongue
Tooth
Vein
Waist
Womb
Wrist
100 Recent Comments
+6
Level 63
Apr 21, 2021
There's lots up for debate in this quiz, obviously, and I know I could add or subtract answers based on people's comments and still get a whole host of suggestions. As an alternative, I made a Top-40 Quiz based on the most guessed answers to this quiz over time.
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Level 63
Sep 13, 2015
Spleen but not liver. Knee but not ankle or elbow...
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Level 26
Sep 13, 2015
Ankle, elbow, and liver are 2 syllables :)
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Level 50
Aug 28, 2019
cant tell if ur joking
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Level 63
Sep 13, 2015
Ah, take back that comment... One syllable!!
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Level 68
Sep 14, 2015
cone, rod, trunk, crown, frame, valve, egg, sperm, gut

Lots of options missing here.

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Level 64
May 17, 2022
Yes, gut is a good anglo-saxon word for intestine.
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Level 69
Nov 4, 2015
Flesh?
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Level 40
Mar 24, 2021
That's the same thing as skin

That could be a type-in tho

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Level 78
Apr 12, 2024
Flesh is meat, not skin.
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Level 34
Nov 9, 2015
Is cell a part of the body?
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Level 40
Mar 24, 2021
A cell is part of it but that is what makes up these body parts

(I think cause I suck at the human body xD)

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Level 75
Feb 2, 2016
Chin?
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Level 65
Feb 14, 2016
Gut maybe? Also Glans.
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Level 71
May 12, 2016
Somehow thought this was "three-letter" body parts, and failed horribly at this.
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2016
Hey, the first time I did this I thought it was three-letters too! Got me really stumped! Got all the three-letter words though :-)
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Level 39
Aug 11, 2020
Oof.
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Level 34
Jul 21, 2016
Nail is two syllables

Nay-all.

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Level 22
Aug 3, 2016
Nail is one syllable. You move your chin down once.
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Level 33
Aug 25, 2017
Planning is one syllable. You move your chin down once.
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Level 89
Mar 17, 2019
Mmm-hmm. <<== 0 syllables, no chin movement necessary.
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2020
Yes, because it is not a word, it's just humming.
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Level 58
Sep 26, 2017
Dictionaries show the pronunciation as one syllable (with a diphthong), but I suspect a lot of people say it with two separate vowels - I think I do.
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Level 69
Dec 20, 2018
wow so many people on this site seem to have extreme trouble knowing if words are one or two syllables, I am so surprised, I never knew it was an issue for anyone, cause it seems so obvious, but I have seen several ( quite big) discussions on this site now. Sometimes for the most simple words like house. ( I dont mean to offend anyone, I am just reallly surprised!)
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Level 58
Oct 14, 2016
Also missing teat. But there's a lot of missing values it seems.
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Level 61
Feb 6, 2017
thought teeth would be here
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Level 75
Apr 8, 2017
Tooth is, but no teeth.
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Level 70
Feb 14, 2017
How about valve?
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Level 84
Mar 28, 2017
Barely eclipsed 50%. Missed toe. 94% didn't. Probably the most egregious miss of my JetPunk career!
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Level 33
May 31, 2017
blood?
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Level 40
Mar 24, 2021
That's not considered a body part but it is inside of you -w-
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Level 60
Jun 10, 2022
What part of no bodily fluids is unclear?
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Level 44
Jun 27, 2017
When you say cheek, what type of cheek do you mean...?
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2020
The only explanation I have is it says no slang.
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Level 63
Jun 27, 2017
limb? seriously? you already have foot and arm, so adding limb is kind of cheating. same thing!
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Level 20
Jun 27, 2017
Bowel, Navel, and Clavicle should also be added! Awesome quiz though, gets you thinking.
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Level 65
Sep 26, 2017
WHAT??? Yeah, and how about small intestine, gastrocnemius, medulla oblongata, and anterior superior iliac spine. Those are all one syllable words, too, correct?
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Level 40
Mar 24, 2021
Guys these are one-syllable body parts!
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Level 78
Apr 29, 2022
Bowel though yeah? Not exactly slang
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Level 43
Jun 1, 2023
and gluteus maximus
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Level 82
Sep 20, 2017
You pronounce groin with one syllable?
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Level 76
Sep 20, 2017
I do. Not sure how you can even pronounce it with two. How do you pronounce "coin"?
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Level 82
Sep 20, 2017
Not the same way that I pronounce groin.
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Level 88
Jan 10, 2022
He pronounces "Groin" the same way you pronounce "Glóin" apparently
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Level 58
Sep 26, 2017
Unless you pronounce the vowels individually rather than as a diphthong, it's one syllable.
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Level 63
Sep 20, 2017
if "cell" is acceptable, shouldn't blood be, too?
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Level 62
Jun 3, 2019
Cell isn't a fluid.
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Level 82
Sep 20, 2017
quiz for slang body parts would be fun
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Level 21
Sep 20, 2017
arch?
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Level 69
Sep 20, 2017
Loin maybe, I don't know
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Level 58
Jul 26, 2021
I thought loin too.
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2017
Why not crotch?
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2020
Either you're joking or you didn't read the no slang thing.
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Level 50
Sep 21, 2017
No 'ball' (as in 'ball of your foot', not testicle)? You have 'sole' and 'arch'.
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Level 44
Sep 22, 2017
also missing balls and eggs
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Level 86
Sep 22, 2017
Fat? Lid? Lash? Drum (i.e. Ear)? Lobe?
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Level 59
Sep 24, 2017
Can you accept teeth as well as tooth, I wrote in teeth but I didn't even think of the singluar.
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2020
It specifically says singular only.
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Level 72
Sep 26, 2017
I, a woman, missed womb. I'm embarrassed.
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Level 58
Sep 26, 2017
I, as a human, missed lots of obvious things that all humans have
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Level 34
Aug 5, 2018
...because it's a uterus...
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Level 69
Dec 20, 2018
wombman womb-man, hah!! never seen it that way, quite fun ( though pretty sure not the etymological explanation, cause I think I looked it up once but an interesting mash-up notheless!)
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Level 45
Nov 7, 2023
Don't be embarrassed--you missed it because it's called a uterus!
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Level 70
Nov 24, 2017
I thought that scapula is also referred to as "blade" which would make it a one-syllable word.. I also agree with the lash thing people have mentioned above me
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Level 8
Jan 5, 2018
Why no gut or teeth?
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Level 8
Jan 5, 2018
It says tooth, but people don't have one tooth!
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Level 14
Jun 14, 2018
Did you actually read the caveats? It does say no plurals.
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Level 65
Feb 8, 2018
I somehow got it in my head that this was a four letter or less quiz. So I missed a lot and was confused as to why ulna wasn't working. SMH
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Level 35
Jun 14, 2018
heel and nail are both two syllables... he-el and na-il. the don't really count if you pronounce them properly. at least for the way i've been taught.
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Level 12
Jun 14, 2018
for the way i was taught, heel and nail are just one syllable.
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Level 77
Oct 8, 2018
All the dictionaries I can find only give one syllable in the pronunciation.
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Level 69
Dec 20, 2018
Dont mean to be rude. But hard to say this without sounding rude, but it allmost seems that in some places people aren t taught (correctly) what a syllable actually is. It doesnt seem such a hard concept to me, quite evident when you see or hear the word, but apparently lots of people struggle with it. You can stretch any word as long as you want but that doesnt give it more syllables. Dog would be atleast two then dohhh -ghe (maybe the people that have trouble think that a new syllable starts when the position of your mouth/tongue changes??)
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Level 89
Jan 19, 2021
Who was your teacher? Young Forrest Gump?
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Level 40
Mar 24, 2021
I'm pretty sure you can't split words into syllables where there are two vowels-

It is just how the vowels twist up the pronounciation of the words

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Level 21
Dec 25, 2018
I somehow managed to get pons but not foot. *facepalm*
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Level 52
Mar 20, 2019
Lobe? We have them on our ears and in our brain...
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Level 43
Jun 4, 2019
see instructions
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Level 79
Mar 21, 2019
I missed the head and hand.........
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Level 43
Jun 4, 2019
Pad, Dermis, Ala, Cone, and ulna
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2020
Not Dermis, Ala, or Ulna (All 2 syllables). Cone I agree with though.
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Level 71
Aug 28, 2019
I got node and missed head somehow
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Level 76
Nov 15, 2019
Beard? Butt?
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2020
Beard falls under hair, well I hope your beard is made of hair. and butt is short for buttocks
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Level 28
Dec 30, 2019
butt....
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Level 68
May 13, 2020
Why don't you add teeth to the type-ins or a caveat about no plurals?
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Level 63
May 13, 2020
Does “singular words only” mean anything to you?
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Level 42
May 22, 2020
Shouldn't fat count? It's not really a fluid.
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Level 79
May 25, 2020
great quiz
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Level 77
Aug 22, 2020
Fun quiz! Consider accepting nare. It's the medical term for nostril.
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Level 81
Jan 16, 2024
I thought so too, but after some research it appears the use of Nare as singular is criticized because it is a back formation of the plural Nares (pronounced with two syllables). Naris would be the singular and that has two syllables.
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Level 30
Aug 24, 2020
Why no butt or bum?
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Level 40
Mar 24, 2021
Those two are short for buttocks

(See wiifly)

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Level 49
Jan 19, 2021
96% of people: Ear

Me: Groin

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Level 76
Aug 26, 2021
No psoas?
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Level 78
May 17, 2022
Two syllables.
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Level 84
Jan 27, 2022
Gene?
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Level 77
Jun 10, 2022
Blood?
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Level 28
Jan 13, 2023
no fluids xD
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2024
abs?
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Level 67
Mar 25, 2024
you should add "glans"