Words that Start with S


Starting with SA

Words that Start with S

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

Interesting notes about the letter S:

  • The letter S is the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet; it is a consonant.
  • It has a hard sound as in mess and a soft sound as in seem.
  • Many times it makes a \z\ sound, as in boys.
  • S is used to show plural, as in one toy, two toys, and to show possessive: “The toy’s paint is peeling.”

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


Animals that start with S

  • Salamander: any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed
    • The salamanders under our porch sometimes get in the house.
  • Squirrel: a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail
    • Most squirrels in the U.S. are gray, but Canada has black squirrels.
  • Seagull: mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    • The seagulls flew over the water, looking for food. 

Places that start with S

  • Sanitarium: a hospital for recuperation or for the treatment of chronic diseases
    • The town’s sanitarium helps people who are getting over a bad illness.
  •  Sawmill:a mill for dressing logs and lumber
    • The town sawmill, which has been in my family for centuries, has provided the wood for all the oldest buildings in town.
  • Stage: any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something
    • He lived on the stage, spending all his time practicing his lines there. 

Words that describe people

  • Sincere: open and genuine; not deceitful
    • My best friend was sincere when she offered to help my mom.
  • Sassy: improperly forward or bold
    • The sassy girl continued to debate with the professor, questioning all of his lessons. 
  • Sensible: showing reason or sound judgment
    • He was a sensible guy and knew he shouldn’t spend all his money at once. 

Words that describe an idea

  • Scholastic: of or relating to schools
    • The kids did not agree with the teacher’s scholastic ideas for the game. 
  • Secret: not open or public; kept private or not revealed
    • She was careful to keep all her ideas and designs secret so no one would copy her. 
  • Sensational: causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
    • Everyone was talking about her sensational art exhibit. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Stylish: having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
    • The stylish singer was very well-known for her taste in fashion.
  • Sculptural: relating to or consisting of sculpture
    •  To him, landscaping a garden was like creating a scultural masterpiece. 
  • Sandy: resembling or containing or abounding in sand; or growing in sandy areas
    • The sandy beach was like paradise compared to the cold, hard winter cuty. 

Longest words that start with S

Long words - S

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