Words that Start with E


Starting with EA

Starting with EB

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Words that Start with E

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

Interesting notes about the letter E:

  • The letter E is the fifth letter of the English alphabet; it is a vowel.
  • It makes various sounds – long \ ē \ be and short \ ə \ bed.
  • It also changes sounds depending on different letters that come before it or after it.
  • It was originally He, possibly meaning window, but first was a symbol that looked like a man with his arms raised in prayer or calling out as used by the Phoenicians around 500 B.C.
  • Then the Romans used it as their vowel Epsilon (E) after 9 B.C.
  • The Romans used it as E.

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

Animals that start with E

  • Elephant: five-toed pachyderm
    • In Africa, we saw an elephant washing itself by spraying water from its trunk.
  • Emu: large Australian flightless bird similar to the ostrich but smaller
    • The emu is shorter than the ostrich.
  • Eagle: any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
    • The eagle spotted the little mouse even as he soared miles above. 

Places that start with E

  • Earth: the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    • Our planet Earth is the only known planet that is safe for human life.
  • Elevator: lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
    • My little sister loves taking the elevator up to our apartment.
  • Eatery: a building where people go to eat
    • The kids went to the eatery after dance class.

Words that describe people

  • Elderly: advanced in years; (‘aged’ is pronounced as two syllables)
    • The elderly group was lively despite their inability to walk well.
  • Energetic: possessing or exerting or displaying energy
    • The energetic toddler ran around the room playing with the ball. 
  • Exhausted: drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
    • The exhausted nanny ran after the 

Words that describe an idea

  • Elaborate: marked by complexity and richness of detail
    • His elaborate idea involved many people joining their creativity.
  • Enigmatic: not clear to the understanding
    • It took 10 minutes for the boys to crack the enigmatic riddle.
  • Educational: relating to the process of education
    • The idea for the game was a fun and educational way to learn addition.

Words that describe a place/event

  • Elegant: refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
    • The elegant dining room had china plates and crystal glasses on each table.
  • Exciting:  creating or arousing excitement
    • It was exciting to listen to the band play. 
  • Enjoyable: affording satisfaction or pleasure
    • The cool weather made the carriage ride very enjoyable. 

Longest words that start with E

Long words - E

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