Definitions for winces

winces wince

Spelling: [wins]
IPA: /wɪns/

Winces is a 6 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 10 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 12 points.

You can make 86 anagrams from letters in winces (ceinsw).

Definitions for winces


  1. a wincing or shrinking movement; a slight start.
  2. winch1 (def 4).

verb (used without object)

  1. to draw back or tense the body, as from pain or from a blow; start; flinch.

Origin of winces

1250-1300; Middle English winsen, variant of winchen, wenchen to kick Anglo-French *wenc(h)ier; Old French guenc(h)ier Germanic. Cf. wench, win

Examples for winces

“Hey, muffins,” he calls to his children, with a “wince of mortification” at the whole scene.

Afterward, ABC News reported that Ryan appeared to “wince” as he stood behind his running mate.

Memphis begins to pop up in the later chapters, and I wince at every mention because I know that is where the story will end.

Because she saw him wince when she mentioned Christine, her ill temper increased.

He talked of renunciation, but it was with an anguish so keen as to make me wince for him who felt it.

There was a clicking sound as the cuffs went back on, but not tight enough to make him wince.

To talk to this woman of her mother made her wince, but it had to be done.

How the friends of darkness, how the demons must wince and tremble.

That ball grazed her tail, but she is too old a soldier to wince at trifles.

The errant flashes of light in your brain depicting this possibility are strong enough to make you wince and want to cry.

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