The crwth (rhymes with tooth) is an archaic stringed musical instrument, associated particularly with Wales, although once played widely in Europe. One of only a few English words without a vowel (although the "w" serves as a vowel sound). Other vowelless Scrabble words (some of them dubious, in my opinion): HM(M), MM, SH(H), BRR(R), CWM(S), NTH, PH(PH)T, TSK(TSK)(S), PFFT, PSST.
The bard played his crwth in the verdant cwm.
by Nernom February 12, 2008