Words that Start with J


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Words that Start with J

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

Interesting notes about the letter J:

  • The letter J is the tenth letter of the English alphabet.
  • It is a consonant.
  • It makes one sound, a soft \ j \ as in jaguar.
  • The letter J is more common at the beginning of words than in the middle of words.
  • The letter J was adapted by the Romans from their letter I.

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


Animals that start with J

  • Jackal: Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair
    • The jackal may be small, but it can be quite ferocious.
  • Jaguar: a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis
    • The jaguar is a beautiful big cat with sharp claws.
  • Jellyfish: large siphonophore having a bladder-like float and stinging tentacles
    • The jellyfish looked like a cloud floating underwater. 

Places that start with J

  • Jail: a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
    • It’s sad that teenagers don’t realize they can go to jail for doing bad things.
  • Junction: the place where two or more things come together
    • Two cars collided at the junction of Main Street and Elm Avenue.
  • Jungle: a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
    • There were many plant in the junglw, but not enough space. 

Words that describe people

  • Joyful: full of or producing joy
    • My grandmother is always joyful and full of smiles when we visit her.
  • Jubilant: full of high-spirited delight
    • The jubilant kids held hands and waved as they rode the carousel. 
  • Jeweled: covered with beads or jewels or sequins
    • She was jeweled with the precious emeralds and diamonds. 

Words that describe an idea

  • Justifiable:  capable of being justified
    • The plan to purchase recycled paper is justifiable due to its low cost.
  • Juvenile: of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people
    • The idea of plaging hide-and-seek seemed juveinle to the teens. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Joyless: not experiencing or inspiring joy
    • After a fire destroyed the theater, the whole town was joyless.
  • Jingling: having a series of high-pitched ringing sounds like many small bells
    • The night was jingling with all the bells on the trees. 
  • Jumbo: of great mass; huge and bulky
    • The jumbo Roman columns made me feel really short. 

Longest words that start with J

Long words - J

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