Words that Start with V

Words that Start with VA

Words that Start with VE

Words that Start with VI

Words that Start with VO

Words that Start with VR

Words that Start with VU

Words that Start with VY

Words that Start with V

The following is more information on words that start with V.


Verbs that begin with V

  • Action verbs – vacate, vindicate
    • Vacate – to leave or get out of. It is pronounced \vey-keyt\.
      • People should vacate a building immediately if there is a fire.
    • Vindicate – to clear someone of guilt; to show someone accused of wrong to be right. The word originates from Latin vindicare to lay claim to, avenge. It is pronounced \vin-di-keyt\.
      • My uncle was vindicated after a store owner wrongly accused him of stealing a watch he’d bought from another store.

Nouns that begin with V

  • Objects – veil, vinyl
    • Veil – a cloth or piece of fabric used to cover the face. It is pronounced \veyl\.
      • I made my daughter’s bridal veil from the wedding dress I wore when I married her father.
    • Vinyl – a type of plastic used to make floor coverings, old music records, and fabrics for walls and furniture. It is pronounced \vahyn-l\.
      • The vinyl floor covering in the kitchen is easier to clean than the carpet and wooden floors upstairs.

Adverbs that begin with V

  • valiantly, vividly
    • Valiantly – to do so bravely, courageously. It is pronounced as \val-yuh nt-lee\.
      • My sister sat valiantly through the dentist visit, getting three cavities filled.
    • Vividly – lively; intensely; clearly. The word originates from Latin vividus, from vivere to live. It is pronounced as \viv-id-lee\.
      • I remember each detail of my grandmother’s farm vividly; it was my favorite place to visit.

Prepositions that begin with V

  • versus, via
    • Versus – indicating two alternatives; something going against. It is pronounced as \vur-suh s\.
      • I prefer writing essays versus writing research papers.
    • Via – by way of; through; by means of. It is pronounced as \vee-uh\ or \vahy-uh\.
      • You can get to the airport via the beltway or by going through the back roads.


The letter V is more popularly used within words instead of the beginning, and rarely at the end of words.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.