Words that Start with U

Words that Start with UA

Words that Start with UB

Words that Start with UD

Words that Start with UF

Words that Start with UG

Words that Start with UH

Words that Start with UI

Words that Start with UK

Words that Start with UL

Words that Start with UM

Words that Start with UN

Words that Start with UP

Words that Start with UR

Words that Start with US

Words that Start with UT

Words that Start with UV

Words that Start with UX

Words that Start with U


Verbs that begin with U

  • Action verbs – urge, utilize
    • Urge – to push toward an act or idea; persuade. The word originates from Latin urgere to press, push, entreat. It is pronounced \urj\.
      • I always urge my students to do their best on their state tests.
    • Utilize – to use or put to use. It is pronounced \ yoot-l-ahyz\.
      • Some churches utilize school stages for their services.

Nouns that begin with U

  • Objects – umbrella, urn
    • Umbrella – a circular form of protection from rain and sun usually kept folded flat on a pole and opened up with spokes that push the material upward. It is pronounced \ uhm-brel-uh\.
      • In England, most people carry an umbrella because it rains a lot.
    • Urn – a decorative container used to hold cremated ashes; a container that holds hot drinks such as coffee or tea. It is pronounced \urn\.
      • My father’s ashes are in a nice urn that my mom keeps on the mantel.

Adverbs that begin with U

  • uppermost, uproariously
    • Uppermost – in the highest position of rank, power, or place. The word is a compound word formed from upper and most. It is pronounced as \uhp-er-mohst\.
      • The city’s best interests were placed uppermost in the mayor’s mind as the election got closer.
    • Uproariously – in a funny or noisy manner. It is pronounced \uhp-rawr-ee-uh s-lee\.
      • The kids were laughing uproariously as the puppies licked their faces.

Conjunctions that begin with U

  • until, unless
    • Until – up to that time or point. It is pronounced \uhn-til\.
      • The movie was good until the characters started singing their parts.
    • Unless – except; under the circumstances that. It is pronounced \uhn-les\.
      • The party will be held in the yard unless it is raining.

Pronouns that begin with U

  • us
    • Us – direct or indirect object of “we.” It is pronounced \uhs\.
      • The boss gave us new coffee cups instead of raises.

Prepositions that begin with U

  • underneath, upon
    • Underneath – below something; on the bottom of. It is pronounced \uhn-der-neeth\.
      • Whenever he gets in trouble with Mom, my little brother hides underneath his bed.
    • Upon – above and touching something; at the time of. It is pronounced \uh-pawn\.
      • Upon our arrival at the doctor’s office, the doctor put ice upon the top of my head to stop the swelling.

Interjections that begin with U

  • ugh
    • Ugh – expression to show dislike, disappointment, or annoyance. It is pronounced as \uhg\.
      • “Ugh, the milk has turned sour.”

The letter U is used within words more than at the beginning or end. It is commonly found after q.


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