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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'
Last updated: July 01, 2015
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Answer
Arch
Arm
Back
Bone
Brain
Breast
Brow
Calf
Cell
Cheek
Chest
Answer
Chin
Disc
Ear
Eye
Face
Foot
Gland
Groin
Gum
Hair
Hand
Answer
Head
Heart
Heel
Hip
Jaw
Joint
Jowl
Knee
Leg
Lens
Limb
Answer
Lip
Lung
Mouth
Nail
Nape
Neck
Nerve
Node
Nose
Palm
Pate
Answer
Pons
Pore
Rib
Scalp
Shin
Skin
Skull
Sole
Spine
Spleen
Thigh
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Throat
Thumb
Toe
Tongue
Tooth
Vein
Waist
Womb
Wrist
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level 63
Sep 22, 2014
Lap?
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level 61
Sep 22, 2014
Lap is not a part of the body. It's a word to describe an area that exists only when someone is sitting down.
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level 63
Sep 22, 2014
I would put "brow" and "nail" in the same category as "lash".
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level 61
Sep 22, 2014
Brow is another word for forehead, so I included it for that reason. I thought about not including nail, but people talk so commonly about their 'nails', that I decided to include it. People don't really talk about their 'lash', or their 'lid' or their 'lobe' in quite the same way.
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level 32
Sep 20, 2017
I don't know why I didn't just try 'nail'. I thought for sure it would fall under the oft paired with another word rule. Next time I'll just check.
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level 32
Mar 14, 2015
There are lots of things that I'd probably add and subtract here, but how in the world is "butt" not listed?
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level 61
Mar 14, 2015
It's an informal shortening of buttocks
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level 47
Sep 11, 2015
how about rear?
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level 82
Jul 2, 2015
Was surprised ball wasn't on the list.
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level 82
Jul 2, 2015
Clarification - referring to the ball of the foot.
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level 73
Jul 9, 2015
uh huh...sure you were...
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level 82
Nov 6, 2015
Of course I was, otherwise it would've been prevented by QM's no slang rule.
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level 46
Dec 20, 2018
makes sense, if arch is there,,,
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level 41
Sep 12, 2015
seems legit
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level 60
Sep 12, 2015
me too
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level 65
Feb 2, 2017
Yep. If heel and (especially) arch are there, ball should be too.
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level 70
Mar 28, 2017
I would disagree. If you ever injured your heel, arch or ball of your foot, and someone inquired as to what area your impending surgery was targeting, you would respond either, "my heel", "my arch" or "the ball of my foot". You would never respond merely, "my ball". So ball is not a stand-alone body part when referring to an area of your foot, IMO.
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level 65
Jun 26, 2017
you could make the same argument for sole. I would always say "sole of my foot" but perhaps that's just to make clear that I'm not talking about a "soul" in the spiritual sense
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level 70
Sep 23, 2017
I used to have a doctor who would always ask, as part of taking your medical history, what you were doing for your soul – even if you'd just come in for a tetanus shot. He unsurprisingly earned the nickname, "Dr. Soul".
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level 46
Dec 20, 2018
you could also make and argument for the opposite using that logic. If you go to a doctor and he ask where it hurts, you wouldnt say my arch. Or just a random person.
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level 57
Jul 2, 2015
Maybe sort the data into 4 or 8 columns as to making it even?
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level 69
Sep 11, 2015
Current configuration upsets the delicate balance of the universe for you?
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level 70
Mar 28, 2017
Aesthetics matter. Unlike rude and condescending people.
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level 66
Jul 8, 2015
Is blood one syllable or two?
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level ∞
Jul 8, 2015
Maybe we should ask this kid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fVDGu82FeQ

But the directions say that bodily fluids don't count so it doesn't matter.

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level 61
Sep 20, 2017
When I saw the Youtube link I already knew what video it was.
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level 21
Aug 3, 2016
1. You move your chin down once when you say it.
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level 83
Jul 22, 2015
That was fun. A brain-wracker.
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level 48
Sep 11, 2015
Thank you for a fun quiz!!
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level 75
Sep 11, 2015
And if "hair" counts, why not "beard?"
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level 66
Sep 26, 2017
I think that hair refers to all kinds of body hair, like hair (in your head), beard, moustache etc. Not just hair in your head.
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level 46
Dec 20, 2018
very curious what your beard is made of
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level 68
Sep 11, 2015
One of the most controversial quizzes of all time
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level 32
Sep 11, 2015
I'd say this was a load of nonsense but great fun
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level 28
Sep 11, 2015
Again a suggestion....how about root as in root canal? Surely teeth have roots.
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level 65
Jun 26, 2017
hair has roots too
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level 28
Sep 11, 2015
I am unsure how the website works to be honest, but how are there comments from September, 2014 when the quiz was apparently created on July 1 2015? Curious how that comes about.
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level 38
Sep 11, 2015
If the quiz gets updated or changed in any way, then the date reflects the latest change, not the date it was originally created.
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level 75
Sep 11, 2015
Valve?
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level 75
Apr 8, 2017
Just took it again, and again wondered why valve wasn't accepted? Pulmonary valve, tricuspid valve, etc.
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level 67
Sep 11, 2015
Pons but no mons? How about glans?
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level 54
Sep 11, 2015
Ridiculous but fun. You can have gland and node, but not duct?
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level 79
Sep 11, 2015
Perhaps soul
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level 21
Aug 3, 2016
Depends on if you are religious and what religion you are in. Please don't start this.
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level 46
Dec 20, 2018
No it doesnt even if you believe in a soul it is not a physical part, you cant cut it out.
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level 54
Sep 20, 2017
*sits back in armchair, blows bubbles out of tobacco pipe*
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level 70
Sep 12, 2015
What's a pate?
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level 75
Apr 8, 2017
Head - more often the top of the head.
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level 46
Dec 20, 2018
so a pat on the pate? haha that sort of funny... ( ok I need to get out more...) it was the only word I had never heard of.
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level 57
Sep 12, 2015
You should make a 'speed' version, like for 2 minutes, or 1 min. :)
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level 59
Sep 13, 2015
Spleen but not liver. Knee but not ankle or elbow...
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level 29
Sep 13, 2015
Ankle, elbow, and liver are 2 syllables :)
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level 59
Sep 13, 2015
Ah, take back that comment... One syllable!!
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level 71
Sep 14, 2015
cone, rod, trunk, crown, frame, valve, egg, sperm, gut Lots of options missing here.
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level 62
Nov 4, 2015
Flesh?
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level 23
Nov 9, 2015
Is cell a part of the body?
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level 63
Feb 2, 2016
Chin?
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level 62
Feb 14, 2016
Gut maybe? Also Glans.
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level 72
May 12, 2016
Somehow thought this was "three-letter" body parts, and failed horribly at this.
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level 59
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 38
Jul 21, 2016
Nail is two syllables Nay-all.
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level 21
Aug 3, 2016
Nail is one syllable. You move your chin down once.
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level 39
Aug 25, 2017
Planning is one syllable. You move your chin down once.
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level 66
Mar 17, 2019
Mmm-hmm. <<== 0 syllables, no chin movement necessary.
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level 56
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 46
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 30
Nov 21, 2016
I read three-letter instead of one-syllable because I have seen the three-letter body part quiz before. I was so confused!
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level 55
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 67
Feb 14, 2017
How about valve?
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level 70
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 39
May 31, 2017
blood?
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level 39
Jun 27, 2017
When you say cheek, what type of cheek do you mean...?
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level 54
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 61
Jun 27, 2017
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 22
Jun 27, 2017
Bowel, Navel, and Clavicle should also be added! Awesome quiz though, gets you thinking.
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level 60
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 75
Sep 20, 2017
You pronounce groin with one syllable?
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level 68
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 75
Sep 20, 2017
Not the same way that I pronounce groin.
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level 56
Sep 26, 2017
Unless you pronounce the vowels individually rather than as a diphthong, it's one syllable.
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level 54
Sep 20, 2017
if "cell" is acceptable, shouldn't blood be, too?
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level 73
Sep 20, 2017
quiz for slang body parts would be fun
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level 25
Sep 20, 2017
arch?
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level 71
Sep 20, 2017
Loin maybe, I don't know
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level 41
Sep 20, 2017
Why not crotch?
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level 56
Sep 21, 2017
No 'ball' (as in 'ball of your foot', not testicle)? You have 'sole' and 'arch'.
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level 38
Sep 22, 2017
also missing balls and eggs
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level 73
Sep 22, 2017
Fat? Lid? Lash? Drum (i.e. Ear)? Lobe?
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level 44
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 66
Sep 26, 2017
I, a woman, missed womb. I'm embarrassed.
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level 56
Sep 26, 2017
I, as a human, missed lots of obvious things that all humans have
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level 39
Aug 5, 2018
...because it's a uterus...
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level 46
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 61
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 10
Jan 5, 2018
Why no gut or teeth?
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level 10
Jan 5, 2018
It says tooth, but people don't have one tooth!
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level 13
Jun 14, 2018
Did you actually read the caveats? It does say no plurals.
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level 46
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 34
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 66
Oct 8, 2018
All the dictionaries I can find only give one syllable in the pronunciation.
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level 46
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 22
Dec 25, 2018
I somehow managed to get pons but not foot. *facepalm*
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level 51
Mar 20, 2019
Lobe? We have them on our ears and in our brain...
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level 51
Mar 21, 2019
I missed the head and hand.........