Words that Start with L


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Words that Start with L

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

Interesting notes about the letter :

  • The letter L is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet.
  • It is a consonant.
  • It makes two sounds – the beginning sound \ le \ as in lie and the ending sound \ il\ as in kindle.
  • The letter L is common in all places of words and commonly doubled, as in holly.
  • The letter L was lamedh, an ox stick or goad.
  • The Greeks used it for lamda (L), and then it was adapted by the Romans for their letter L.

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


Animals that start with L

  • Ladybug: small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
    • Every spring, I see ladybugs flying around our yard.
  • Llama: wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump
    • The llama looks rather like a mix of a horse and a sheep.
  • Lizard: relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
    • The lizrd skitted across her path and scared her. 

Places that start with L

  • Lobby: a large entrance or reception room or area
    • Inside the store, the lobby was full of people waiting to go out the locked doors.
  • Lab: a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
    • He preferred working at the lab where he could concentrate.
  • Lighthouse: a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
    • Watching the sunset from the lighthouse was a great idea!

Words that describe people

  • Laggard: wasting time
    • I’m so laggard today after all the work we did out in the yard yesterday.
  • Lively:  full of life and energy
    • She seemed lively and happy as she danced on the satge. 
  • Lovely: appealing to the emotions as well as the eye
    • Everything about the baby was lovely, from his tiny toes to his button nose. 

Words that describe an idea

  • Longsighted:planning prudently for the future
    • His ideas were longsighted, but unfortunately, it doesn’t help with the problems we have now.
  • Ludicrous: broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    • It was ludicrous to think that she would make it on time during rush hour. 
  • Logical: capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    • The idea to replace his broken phone was logical but expensive.

Words that describe a place/event

  • Luminescent: emitting light not caused by heat
    • The event was luminescent, lit up by moonlight and sparkling fireflies.
  • Labyrinth: complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
    • Walking through New York seemed like a labyrinth of gravle streets.
  • Loud: characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
    • The club was loud and buzzing with energy. 

Longest words that start with L

Long words - L

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