Words that Start with C


Starting with CA

Words that Start with C

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

Interesting notes about the letter C:

  • The letter C is the third letter of the English alphabet.
  • It makes two distinct sounds – soft like \ s \ and hard like a \ k \.
  • It also changes sounds depending on different letters that come after it, such as –h (church), -ia (special), and –s (luscious).
  • It was originally the hump of a camel (Gimel) as used by the Phoenicians around 500 B.C, and it may have originally resembled a boomerang.
  • The Etruscans used it for a K sound, and then the Romans took it as C after 9 B.C., adding a bar to it to use as a G, as well.

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


Animals that start with C

  • Camel: cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
    • The desert men rode the camel to the oasis.
  • Cheetah: long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having non-retractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game
    • Our car couldn’t beat the cheetah that was running across the plains.
  • Chameleon: lizard of Africa and Madagascar able to change skin color and having a projectile tongue
    • It was fascinating to watch the chameleon change colors. 

Places that start with C

  • Ceiling: the overhead upper surface of a covered space
    • My brother likes me to lift him up to touch the ceiling in his room.
  • Cinema:a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    • Our family always goes to the cinema on Fridays to watch a movie.
  • Cave: a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
    • The boys pretended to mine for diamonds in the cave.

Words that describe people

  • Capable: (usually followed by ‘of’) having capacity or ability
    • As the girl struggled to get done, I realized she wasn’t capable.
  • Curious: eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others’ concerns)
    • The baby looked around the playground with curious eyes. 
  • Cultural:  of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors
    • Walking around the mosaic walls was a cultural lesson itself. 

Words that describe an idea

  • Colorful: having much or varied color
    • Her shirt was very colorful with at least three bright shades of pink.
  • Cryptic: of an obscure nature
    • She finally shared the cryptic message on the sarcophagus. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Ceremonial: marked by pomp or ceremony or formality
    • Our meeting was a ceremonial event, complete with awards.
  • Cropped: (of land or soil) used for growing crops
    • The little land plt was cropped and ready for the carrots to be planted. 
  • Crystalline: consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
    • The crystalline table glimmered under the lights. 

Longest words that start with C

Long words - C

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