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What Are Anagrams? (with Examples)

Anagrams are words that share the same letters. In other words, when two (or more) words are made up of the same letters as each other, they are anagrams of each other. Here are some examples:

Examples of Funny Anagrams

Anagrams are usually created just for fun. They are most effective when their meanings are associated or even the same. For example: anagrams example

An Example of a Long and Clever Anagram

Look at this anagram:
"To be or not to be: that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune."

"In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten." (Cory Calhoun)

A Quick Test

The longest single-word anagrams are:

hydroxydeoxycorticosterones and hydroxydesoxycorticosterone

The longest non-scientific single-word anagrams are:

conversationalists and conservationalists
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