List of Words for “Said”

When you’re writing dialogue, it can be easy to overuse the word “said”. Go through your draft and count how many times you’ve said the word said. I’ll wait…

It was a lot, right? So, here is a list of other words you could use in your dialogue other than the word “said”.

  • replied
  • asked
  • explained
  • boasted
  • acknowledged
  • pleaded
  • demanded
  • shouted
  • added
  • cautioned
  • doubted
  • snapped
  • assured
  • whined
  • announced
  • disclosed
  • whispered
  • mocked
  • reassured
  • shared
  • expressed
  • screeched
  • begged
  • scrutinized
  • proposed
  • exclaimed
  • confided
  • yelled
  • interjected
  • divulged
  • yammered
  • revealed
  • declared
  • mentioned
  • shrieked
  • grumbled
  • claimed
  • stammered
  • answered
  • snarled
  • bragged
  • guessed
  • insisted
  • apologized
  • retorted
  • implied
  • ranted
  • complimented
  • noted
  • scoffed
  • cried
  • observed
  • screamed
  • mumbled
  • gloated
  • quipped
  • hinted
  • snickered
  • wailed
  • scolded
  • stated
  • teased
  • chimed in
  • whimpered
  • joked
  • continued
  • barked
  • congratulated
  • criticized
  • emphasized
  • promised
  • began
  • concluded
  • accused
  • murmured
  • reprimanded
  • sneered
  • complained
  • squealed
  • warned
  • ordered
  • taunted
  • inquired
  • questioned
  • advised
  • informed

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