by Derek, aka Word-Buff
(Brisbane, Qld, Australia)
Word Meaning — n. A traditional Chinese stringed instrument. Pronounced goo-CHIN. Here's one in action...Why I Think It's A Cool Word
— The dictionary committee for WESPA
have informally announced that this word, along with its common shortened form QIN
, will be included in the next edition of their official Scrabble dictionary.
Aside from the fact that both GUQIN
will provide yet more cool Q-not-followed-by-U
will have a considerable strategic impact on the game.
is the most frequently played word in Scrabble, the ability to hook it with another letter (i.e. besides the S
) will be utilized very heavily.
It's only occasionally that the addition of a single word to the Scrabble lexicon makes a significant difference to the game. This is likely to be one such occasion.