Words that Start with V


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Words that Start with V

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

Interesting notes about the letter V:

  • The letter V is the twenty-second letter of the English alphabet.
  • It is a consonant.
  • It normally makes one sound, as in very, love, and have.
  • The letter V was also formed from the Greek letter upsilon by the Romans.

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

Animals that start with V

  • Viper: venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
    • The viper stung the man faster than he could blink, but luckily he carried an antidote. 
  • Vulture: any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
    • In the country, we can tell there’s a dead animal in the field because vultures circle around the area.  
  • Viverrine: small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
    • The viverrine reminded me of a spotted racoon. 

Places that start with V

  • Veranda: a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
    • The veranda was beautifully decorated with flowers and fruits.
  • Vineyard: a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced
    • They grew all kinds of grapes at the vineyard!
  • Venue: the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    • It was hard for her to find the perfect venue for the party. 

Words that describe people

  • Vain: characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    • Carly Simon’s song “You’re So Vain” is ironic because it talks about a man who probably thinks the song is about him, but it actually is.
  • Virtuous: morally excellent
    • The professor trusted the virtuous student to grade all the exams. 
  • Vigorous: characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity
    • The vigorous coach pushed and motivated the team during the pep talk. 

Words that describe an idea

  • Visionary: having vision or foresight
    • The mayor’s plan to bring new business into town is visionary and should help improve the economy.
  • Vexing: extremely annoying or displeasing
    • The vexing idea stayed on his mind even though he knew it would never work. 
  • Viable: capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    • It was a viable idea to start growing the plants in the small backyard garden. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Vibrant: of colors that are bright and striking
    • The colors of the birthday party were vibrant yellows, greens, and reds.
  • Vacant: without an occupant or incumbent
    • The vacant museum seemed creepy at night. 
  • Volcanic: relating to or produced by or consisting of volcanoes
    •  I had never seen the beautiful flowers at the volcanic isalnd. 

Longest words that start with V

Long words - V

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