Words that Start with W


Starting with WA

Words that Start with W

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

Interesting notes about the letter :

  • The letter W is the twenty-third letter of the English alphabet; it is a consonant.
  • It makes two main sounds – \wah\ as in way, were, or where, and is silent in other words such as who and know.
  • The letter W was converted in the 7th century in England from the Greek letter upsilon (Y).

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


Animals that start with W

  • Whale: any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
    • We enjoy going out on my uncle’s boat to go whale watching.
  • Walrus: either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber
    • The walrus at the zoo had husks that were almost a foot long!
  • Warbler: a small active songbird
    • It was nice to wake up to the songs of the warblers living outside my room. 

Places that start with W

  • Waterfall: a steep descent of the water of a river
    • Niagara Falls is a famous waterfall in New York and Canada that is also a popular honeymoon spot.
  •  Wharf: a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
    • Every time a ship comes to the wharf, we see people from all over the world coming off it.
  • Warehouse: a storehouse for goods and merchandise
    • The heavely warehouse had all kinds of cookies, candy, and chocolate.

Words that describe people

  • Whiz: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    • The whiz designereasily figured out what was wrong with my website. 
  • Wicked: morally bad in principle or practice
    • There’s always a wicked witch in the fairy tales. 
  • Witty: combining clever conception and facetious expression
    • The character of Sherlock Holmes is known for his witty comments. 

Words that describe an idea

  • Worst: (superlative of `bad’) most wanting in quality or value or condition
    • Falling asleep at the tanning bed was the worst idea!
  • Wacky: ludicrous, foolish
    • It was fun to listen to the wacky ideas from the imaginative toddler. 
  • Worthy: having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
    • Teaching the kids how to read was a worthy idea. 

Words that describe a place/event

  • Wrecked: destroyed in an accident
    • The backyard was wrecked after 20 two-year-olds celebrated my nephew’s birthday.
  • Windy: abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes
    • The windy rooftop would be a perfect setting for the evening party. 
  • Wonderful: extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    • The wonderful party had great music and delicious food!

Longest words that start with W

Long words - W

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