Words that Start with B


Starting with BA


Words that Start with B

The following is more information on words that start with B.

Interesting notes about the letter B:

  • The letter B is the second letter of the English alphabet.
  • It a consonant.
  • It makes one distinct sound \ b \, although there are words where the b is silent, such as numb.
  • The letter B was “beth” and had a square house shape used by the Phoenicians in 500 B.C. or so. It made an “H” sound when they used it.
  • Then about 9 B.C. the Greeks changed it to Beta, and the Romans updated it to B.

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

Animals that start with B

  • Bear:  massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
    • The bear stood up on its back legs to reach the bee hive in the tree.
  • Buffalo: large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
    • Indians used to hunt buffalo for their fur and meat.
  • Baboon: large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles
    • Some baboons have blue or white muzzles and red noses.


Places that start with B

  • Beach: an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
    • Our family builds sandcastles on the beach every summer.
  • Bedroom: a room used primarily for sleeping
    • Each of the three kids has their own bedroom for sleeping.
  • Backyard: the grounds in back of a house.
    • She planted veggies and flowers in the backyard.


Words that describe people

  • Brave: possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    • My little brother was so brave at the doctors when he got his shot.
  • Bashful: self-consciously timid
    • The girl was too bashful to ask the rockstar for his autograph.
  • Blonde: being or having light colored skin and hair and usually blue or grey eyes
    • The blonde baby stood out like a ray of sunshine as he played on the green field.


Words that describe an idea

  • Brilliant: of surpassing excellence
    • It may not have been such a brilliant idea to let the kids paint the walls.
  • Boring: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    • Learning how to knit seemed like a boring idea to the boy.


Words that describe a place/event

  • Big: above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    • The event was so big that they ran out of food for the guests.
  • Beauty: Of high quality, well done.
    • The park was full of natural beauty from flowers and butterflies.
  • Blockaded: preventing entry or exit or a course of action.
    • The farmer’s market was blockaded so cars wouldn’t disturb the customers.

Longest words that start with B

Long words - B

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