Words that Start with I


Starting with IA

Starting with IB

Starting with IC

Starting with ID

Starting with IF

Starting with IG

Starting with IK

Starting with IL

Starting with IM




Words that Start with I

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

Interesting notes about the letter :

  • The letter I is the ninth letter of the English alphabet; it is a vowel.
  • It makes three general sounds – long \ g \ glove and short \ j \ giraffe, and a long \ e \ sound.
  • The Phoenicians called it Yodh, the hand, and was used to represent the entire arm. It looked like a tilted Z with a bar in the middle.
  • The Greeks simplified it for iota (Ι), and the Romans used it as I.

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

Animals that start with I

  • Ibis: wading birds of warm regions having long slender down-curved bills
    • The short story “The Scarlet Ibis” is very sad and uses the bird as a symbol of the sickly brother.
  • Iguana: large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America
    • My sister has a really nice iguana she keeps in a large aquarium.
  • Impala: African antelope with ridged curved horns; moves with enormous leaps
    • The imapala raced across the plains in giant leaps. 

Places that start with I

  • Infield: the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
    • It’s depressing to see the other team come infield when I’m at bat, as if they don’t expect me to hit the ball far.
  • Igloo: an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome
    • The igloo was surprisingly warm inside. 
  • Island: a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
    • The tropical fruits on the island were delicios. 

Words that describe people

  • Invisible: impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye
    • My little brother pretends he is invisible by putting a blanket over himself.
  • Immune: relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    • The vaccine would give them some immunity to the flu. 
  • Intelligent: having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
    • The boy was intelligent and passed the test wuth flying colors.

Words that describe an idea

  • Inconceivable: totally unlikely
    • In the movie “The Princess Bride,” the bad guy says ‘inconceivable’ each time the pirate is successful at a new obstacle.
  • Ideal: conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal
    • The idea of including a fairy godmother character seemed ideal for her story. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Industrialized:
    • The industrialized area used to be farm land before the factories came.
  • Imaginative: (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
    • The childrens’ daycare had imaginative scenes painted on the walls. 
  • Icy: covered with or containing or consisting of ice
    • It was icy out on the terrace, but the view was beautiful. 

Longest words that start with I

Long words - I

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