Words that Start with D


Starting with DA

Words that Start with D

This section will provide you with more information on the words that start with D.

Interesting notes about the letter D:

  • The letter D is the fourth letter of the English alphabet.
  • It is a consonant.
  • It normally makes one distinct sound \ d \, but may be soft mend or hard bed.
  • At the end of some words, the letter D sounds like a t (for example: talked).
  • The letter D was “Daleth,” the door, and was possibly a fish at first as used by the Phoenicians in 500 B.C. or so.
  • Then about 9 B.C. the Greeks changed it to Delta (D), and the Romans updated it to D.

The following are a couple of examples of words starting with D.

Animals that start with D

  • Deer: distinguished from Bovidae by the male’s having solid deciduous antlers
    • I love watching the delicate deer that eat grass by our house.
  • Donkey: domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
    • Our donkey is very stubborn, but he will let little kids ride his back.
  • Dalmatian: a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
    • Pongo is a very popular Disney character and a dalmatian!

Places that start with D

  • Dairy: a farm where dairy products are produced
    • At the dairy, we tasted fresh cheese and goat milk.
  • Dormitory: a college or university building containing living quarters for students
    • While at college, I live in the dormitory with two roommates.
  • Diner: a restaurant that resembles a dining car
    • The decorations in the diner were very old-fashioned. 

Words that describe people

  • Dejected: affected or marked by low spirits
    • The whole team was dejected after they lost the game.
  • Dauntless: invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    • The young skydivers were dauntless. 
  • Designer: someone who designs clothing
    • She was the designer who created the popular handbags. 

Words that describe an idea

  • Deadlocked: at a complete standstill because of opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions
    • The two groups were deadlocked because neither wanted to give in.
  • Dazzling:  amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    • The rhinestone and sequin designs on the runway dresses were dazzling. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Dynamic: characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    • The meeting was so dynamic that no one wanted to end it.
  • Dusty: covered with a layer of dust
    • The abandoned room was dusty.
  • Deserted: forsaken by owner or inhabitants
    • The festival was deserted and the field was deserted once again. 


Longest words that start with D

Long words - D

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