Words that Start with G


Starting with GA

Words that Start with G 

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

Interesting notes about the letter G:

  • The letter G is the seventh letter of the English alphabet; it is a consonant.
  • It makes two distinct sounds – hard \ g \ glove and soft \ j \ giraffe.
  • However, it also changes sounds before the letter h, such as in laugh, in which the gh makes an f sound, while in words such as though, the gh is silent.
  • The Romans added a bar to the Phoenician’s symbol Gimel, the camel, which was used as letter C, to make the letter G.

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

Animals that start with G

  • Giraffe: tallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa
    • In Africa, a giraffe was eating the leaves toward the top of the tree while its baby was nibbling the leaves lower to the ground.
  • Goose: web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
    • There were two ducks swimming next to the larger goose.
  • Gerbil: small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping
    • I have a hard time telling the difference between a hamster and gerbil.

Places that start with G

  • Galaxy: (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
    • Our solar system, or galaxy, is called the Milky Way.
  • Gymnasium: athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training
    • In the gymnasium, basketball hoops are hung from the ceiling and posts for a volleyball net are set in the ground.
  • Greenhouse: a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
    • There was no way to hide from the sun in the greenhouse. 

Words that describe people

  • Gaunt: very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    • My grandfather looked very gaunt when he had cancer.
  • Gentle: soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
    • The gentle nurse helped the baby fall asleep. 
  • Glistening: reflecting light
    • The glittered costume was glistening in the sunlight. 

Words that describe an idea

  • General: not specialized or limited to one class of things
    • The general idea is to give the employees a break by noon.
  • Gloomy: filled with melancholy and despondency
    • Going to the hospital seemed like such a gloomy idea. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Grandiose:
    • The dining hall is a very grandiose but awkward place to eat meals.
  • Glassy:  resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness
    • The lake was seemed glassy in its peaceful stillness.  
  • Gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
    • The palace had gorgeous chandeliers and carvings everywhere. 

Longest words that start with G

Long words - G

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