Words that Start with N


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Words that Start with N

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

Interesting notes about the letter N:

  • The letter N is the fourteenth letter of the English alphabet.
  • It is a consonant. It normally makes one distinct sound \ na \ as in nightingale.
  • It frequently makes other letters silent, such as \ k \ in know and \ g \ in sign.
  • Before 500 B.C., the Phoenicians used a symbol resembling a short lightning bolt, Nun, the fish, which was originally a snake or eel.
  • About 9 B.C., the Greeks called it nu (N), and then the Romans used it for N.

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


Animals that start with N

  • Nightingale: European songbird noted for its melodious nocturnal song
    • At night, you can hear a pretty nightingale singing its song.
  • Newt: small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia
    • The little newts around our house are good for eating all the flying insects.

Places that start with N

  • Newsstand: a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold
    • For years, my father ran a little newsstand at the local train station.
  • Nursery: a child’s room for a baby
    • I thought his nursery was where he grew plants, but he actually takes care of small children.
  • Nook: a sheltered and secluded place
    • I loved to sit and read for hours in the cozy nook.

Words that describe people

  • Narcissistic: characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
    • Many adults think children of today are narcissistic, but a lot of young people actually care very much about the world around them.
  • Neat: clean or organized
    • Her appearance was neat: crip, ironed clothes and not a hair out of place. 
  • Nordic: relating to Germany and Scandinavia
    • It was easy to identify the Nordic girl, she was tall, light-skinned, and really blonde. 

Words that describe an idea

  • New: not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • He hoped that the new members would bring new ideas for the website. 
  • Noble: having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character
    • It was a noble idea to try to save the bear cub from the hunter. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Nuptial: of or relating to a wedding
    • We attended the nuptial ceremony, which turned humorous when the flower girl started throwing petals at the people sitting.
  • Nautical: relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
    • The anchors and masts fit the party’s nautical theme perfectly. 
  • Noisy: full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds
    • The street was noisy with the beeps, engines, and radios of rushhour traffic.

Longest words that start with N

Long words - N

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