Words that Start with M


Starting with MA

Words that Start with M

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

Interesting notes about the letter M:

  • The letter M is the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet; it is a consonant.
  • It makes two sounds: \ em \ as in lemon and \ mm \ as in mongoose.
  • It is sometimes doubled such as in hammer.  
  • The Phoenicians used a wavy type symbol Mem, water, which became the Greek mu (M); the Romans kept it as M.

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


Animals that start with M

  • Mackerel: flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
    • My uncles love to go sea fishing for mackerel.
  • Mongoose: agile grizzled Old World viverrine; preys on snakes and rodents
    • In the short story by Rudyard Kipling, “Rikki Tikki Tavi,” a mongoose saves a little boy from a snake.
  • Moose: large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk’ in Europe and `moose’ in North America
    • The moose was so tall that I mistook his antlers for tree branches. 

Places that start with M

  • Mainland: the main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula
    • We live in mainland U.S.A., but visit Hawaii every year.
  • Ministry: building where the business of a government ministry is transacted
    • My father works in the ministry for finance at the embassy in Italy.
  • Mine: excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
    • He went to the mne everyday, hoping to find beautiful emerlad\ or ruby stones. 

Words that describe people

  • Malcontent: discontented as toward authority
    • Even when things are going well, my cousin is malcontent.
  • Mature: having reached full natural growth or development
    • He was much more mature and understanding than his younger brother. 
  • Mastery: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
    • You could see her mastery of ceramics in the beautiful teapot.

Words that describe an idea

  • Multidimensional: having or involving or marked by several dimensions or aspects
    • While multidimensional and able to solve many issues, his ideas were too complex for us to use.
  • Memorable:  worth remembering
    • She wrote down all her memorable idea so she wouldn’t forget them. 
  • Modern: relating to a recently developed fashion or style
    • She liked all his modern and geometric ideas for decrating the office. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Municipal: relating or belonging to or characteristic of a municipality
    • It was hard to find the town’s municipal building since it was located in the old part of the city.
  • Magical: possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
    • The lights, music, and flowers made the garden seem magical. 
  • Messy: dirty and disorderly
    • The playroom was messy from the kids’ earlier arts and crafts session.

Longest words that start with M

Long words - M

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