Words that Start with R


Starting with RA

Words that Start with R

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

Interesting notes about the letter :

  • The letter R is the eighteenth letter of the English alphabet.
  • It is a consonant.
  • It normally makes a rolling sound as in rock or more.
  • Before 500 B.C., the Phoenicians used a symbol resembling left-facing triangular flag, Resh, the head.
  • About 9 B.C., the Greeks called it Rho (P), and then the Romans added a “leg” to it for R.

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


Animals that start with R

  • Raccoon: an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America
    • Every night, a raccoon gets into our trash regardless of what kind of lock we put on it.
  • Rhinoceros: massive powerful herbivorous odd-toed ungulate of southeast Asia and Africa having very thick skin and one or two horns on the snout
    • A tiger tried to attack a rhinoceros, but it was no match for the rhino’s horn.
  • Roadrunner: speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texas
    • When I think of what a roadrunner looks like, I think of the cartoon. 

Places that start with R

  • Railway: a line of track providing a runway for wheels
    • We have a small railway in our town, but the trains aren’t as big as the city trains.
  • Reservation: a district that is reserved for particular purpose
    • Near my old hometown in Lockport, NY, we have a couple of reservations that sell pretty jewelry and handmade Indian crafts.
  • Racetrack: a course over which races are run
    • The horses were kept behind the racetrack where they ran their races. 

Words that describe people

  • Resourceful: having inner resources; adroit or imaginative
    • She was resourceful and soon figured out how to get out of the trap.
  • Ragged: being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn
    • He was ragged from working in the fields all day. 
  • Radiating: diverging from a common point
    • The radiating diamonds were blindingly bright. 

Words that describe an idea

  • Refutable: able to be refuted
    • In the debate club, we have to present ideas that are not easily refutable; they have solid evidence.
  • Random: lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance
    • It was a random idea to go out for caramel apples in the middle of the night. 
  • Refreshing: imparting vitality and energy
    • Playing with the new band was a refreshing experience. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Riveting: capable of arousing and holding the attention
    • The magic show was a riveting event that kept everyone intrigued. 
  • Rustic: characteristic of the fields or country
    • The restaurant was charmingly rustic with its wooden furniture and grassy colors.
  • Ritzy: luxuriously elegant
    • The ritzy ballroom was the perfect setting for the prom. 

Longest words that start with R

Long words - R

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