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Words that Start with K

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

Interesting notes about the letter K:

  • The letter K is the eleventh letter of the English alphabet; it is a consonant.
  • It makes one general sound – \ k \ as in kingdom and lack.
  • It is often silent when followed by the letter n, as in know.
  • The Phoenicians called it Kaph, the palm of the hand. The Greeks called it kappa, and the Romans used it as K.

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

 

Animals that start with K

  • Kinkajou: arboreal fruit-eating mammal of tropical America with a long prehensile tail
    • The little brown kinkajou seemed more like a small bear than a monkey.
  • Koala: sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with grey furry ears and coat; feeds on eucalyptus leaves and bark
    • During the fires in Australia, a picture of a fireman giving water to a koala bear was all over the Internet.
  • Katydid:  large green long-horned grasshopper of North America; males produce shrill sounds by rubbing together special organs on the forewings
    • When we were out camping, we heard dozens of katydids.

Places that start with K

  • Kindergarten: a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school
    • Moms always cry when their children start kindergarten.
  • Kingdom: the domain ruled by a king or queen
    • My little sisters have their own kingdom in their room, which is ruled by Queen Barbie.
  • Kraal: a village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa; usually surrounded by a stockade
    • The kids were not allowed to wander too far outside of the kraal. 

Words that describe people

  • Knackered: very tired
    • The two toddlers are knackered from all their playing this morning.
  • Keen:  having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    • The detective showed how keen he was when he solved the mystery. 
  • Kind: having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
    • The kind boy helped his grandmother serve dinner before eating.

Words that describe an idea

  • Kooky: informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
    • His plan on how to make the video is rather kooky but also interesting.
  • Kludgy: sloppy, hasty, shoddy, or inelegant
    • It was ovios that she was making up the kludgy ideas on the spot. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Khaki: of a yellowish brown color
    • There auditorium was an ocean of khaki with all the uniformed men. 
  • Kitsch: Said especially of art and decor that is considered to be of questionable aesthetic value; excessively sentimental, overdone or vulgar.
    • He thought that all the gold decorations were kitsch, but she liked them. 
  • Kaleidoscopic: continually shifting or rapidly changing
    • The kaleidoscopic lights were coming from the candle lights shining through the staned glass. 

Longest words that start with K

Long words - K

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