'Wordle' #411 Hints, Clues and Answer for Thursday, August 4 Word Puzzle

Wordle, the internet's favorite daily word puzzle, is back again today with yet another five-letter word for players to solve.

The rules of the brainteaser, created by software engineer Josh Wardle, are simple: Guess the mystery word of the day in six attempts or fewer, using the game's color-coded grid system, which indicates how close you are to getting the correct answer.

A letter that's in the correct position will turn a tile green, while a letter that is included in the answer, but is in the incorrect position, will turn a tile yellow. Finally, the tile will turn gray if you select a letter that is incorrect altogether, meaning that it isn't part of the Wordle of the day at all.

The fewer attempts you take to solve the word of the day, the better, so Newsweek has rounded up some handy tips to steer you in the right direction, and even the final answer if you need a little extra help.

 Wordle #411 for Thursday, August 4
A friend of the photographer plays "Wordle" on January 12, 2022 in New York City. Created by Josh Wardle, Wordle, which is a spin off his name, is a five letter word guessing game that gives the user six tries to guess the word correctly and is changed daily Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

The Origins of 'Wordle'

The brainteaser is a play on Wardle's name, and was created by the engineer to be played by him and his partner, Palak Shah.

Wardle first began working on the game in 2013, and he completed it during the pandemic. It was released to the public in October 2021, and after becoming a huge success, the game was sold to The New York Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum in January this year.

If you are up for a challenge, you can give today's Wordle a try for free here.

Other Wordle-inspired brainteasers include the math-based Nerdle, the music-based Heardle, and the more challenging Quordle, which asks players to solve four words in nine attempts.

'Wordle' #411—Five Hints for Thursday, August 4, 2022

Wordle players can use the following five hints to solve puzzle #411.

  • Hint #1: Today's Wordle #411 contains just one vowel, and has no repeated letters.
  • Hint #2: The answer for today's puzzle has one syllable.
  • Hint #3 Wordle #411 begins with the letter "R."
  • Hint #4: The word of the day rhymes with the word "time."
  • Hint #5: Merriam-Webster defines Wordle #411 as "correspondence in terminal sounds of units of composition or utterance" and "one of two or more words thus corresponding in sound."

'Wordle' #411 Answer for Thursday, August 4, 2022

The answer to today's Wordle is "rhyme."

Wordle will automatically reset at 7:00 p.m. ET. If you would like another puzzle to solve before the day is up, give these similar games a go.