Words that Start with I


Starting with I

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Words that Start with I

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

Interesting notes about the letter :

  • The letter I is the ninth letter of the English alphabet; it is a vowel.
  • It makes three general sounds – long \ g \ glove and short \ j \ giraffe, and a long \ e \ sound.
  • The Phoenicians called it Yodh, the hand, and was used to represent the entire arm. It looked like a tilted Z with a bar in the middle.
  • The Greeks simplified it for iota (Ι), and the Romans used it as I.

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

Animals that start with I

  • Ibis: wading birds of warm regions having long slender down-curved bills
    • The short story “The Scarlet Ibis” is very sad and uses the bird as a symbol of the sickly brother.
  • Iguana: large herbivorous tropical American arboreal lizards with a spiny crest along the back; used as human food in Central America and South America
    • My sister has a really nice iguana she keeps in a large aquarium.
  • Impala: African antelope with ridged curved horns; moves with enormous leaps
    • The imapala raced across the plains in giant leaps. 

Places that start with I

  • Infield: the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
    • It’s depressing to see the other team come infield when I’m at bat, as if they don’t expect me to hit the ball far.
  • Igloo: an Eskimo hut; usually built of blocks (of sod or snow) in the shape of a dome
    • The igloo was surprisingly warm inside. 
  • Island: a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
    • The tropical fruits on the island were delicios. 

Words that describe people

  • Invisible: impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye
    • My little brother pretends he is invisible by putting a blanket over himself.
  • Immune: relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    • The vaccine would give them some immunity to the flu. 
  • Intelligent: having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
    • The boy was intelligent and passed the test wuth flying colors.

Words that describe an idea

  • Inconceivable: totally unlikely
    • In the movie “The Princess Bride,” the bad guy says ‘inconceivable’ each time the pirate is successful at a new obstacle.
  • Ideal: conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal
    • The idea of including a fairy godmother character seemed ideal for her story. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Industrialized:
    • The industrialized area used to be farm land before the factories came.
  • Imaginative: (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
    • The childrens’ daycare had imaginative scenes painted on the walls. 
  • Icy: covered with or containing or consisting of ice
    • It was icy out on the terrace, but the view was beautiful. 

Longest words that start with I

Long words - I

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