Words That Start With


Want some help finding words that start with a certain letter? Reviewing lists of words that start with each letter of the alphabet can help you score big when playing Words With Friends® , Scrabble® GO and other popular word games. They can point you in the right direction if you need Wordle help too. 

That’s what this WordFinder® solver tool will help you do: Find any and all words starting with the letter of your choosing.

Finding the Exact Word You Need

When you’re in the middle of a game and you need to find a word in a hurry, it’s time to make a mad dash for the word finder search bar up top. Type in your word scramble into the main search field. Then, add the letter you want your words to start with into the “starts” advanced search option. Once your letters are all set, hit enter and receive the answers to your puzzling prayers. 

WordFinder® will work its anagram solver magic, instantly producing a complete list of words with the letters you gave it. And, if it helps speed your search along even more, you can sort the results from A to Z, Z to A or by number of points in your preferred game. Words that begin with any letter are all there for you. 

Exploring All Words That Start With

Conveniently organized in alphabetical order below, our word lists are exactly what you need to thoroughly examine all of your options. Looking to land a big play with words that start with X? Need some words that start with Z or Q because nothing is coming to mind? Words starting with K are a popular search too (and for good reason).

Look no further. Just jump to the words beginning with each letter and compare them with what you have on your rack and game board. Then, work out how you can make words with these letters to capitalize on the biggest opportunities for the most points.

Play Words Starting With Hooks

You’re in the middle of a gripping game, it’s down to the wire, and you’re wondering how to unscramble words from your random letters. It’s all about maximizing your points while also minimizing your opponent’s chances. That’s why you need to practice playing hooks. 

A hook is when you tack on a letter or two to the end (or beginning) of an existing word to form a new word. You piggyback on words that have already been played to gain even more points.

The most common tactic is to add “S” to the end of a word to pluralize it. Then, you use that S to form another word for even more points in the same turn. When you use our word finder tool, you’ll uncover every possible word you can play with the letters in your rack, including words that start with any letter you want.

Take this example using the Words With Friends® scoring system:

  • Your opponent plays AXE for 10 points.

  • You add an S to the end to form AXES for 11 points.

  • You look for words that start with S.

  • You decide on SIZE, using that same S, for 13 points.

  • In one turn, and by using only four tiles, you’ve earned at least 24 points. And that’s without including any potential bonus points!

Not bad, right? Take advantage of those hooks for big-time plays!

Find Words With Common Beginnings

A great strategy when playing word games like Scrabble®, Wordle and Words With Friends® is to habitually group letters. For instance, if you have a D and an E in your letter rack, you should be instantly thinking of how to use -ED at the end of a word.

The same holds true when you’re thinking about words beginning with certain letters. This is especially helpful for more challenging letters.

  • Words that start with C could start with CH, like CHIA and CHEAP.

  • Words that start with K could start with KN, like KNAP and KNEADS.

  • 5 letter words that start with S could start with SH, like SHORE and SHYLY.

  • Words that start with W could start with WR, like WRONG and WRITING.

When you access our lists of words that start with each letter of the alphabet, those lists are automatically sorted by length. That way, if you need 5-letter words starting with Z to reach a triple word bonus square, you’ll be able to find them right away. This is a sound strategy for choosing a great Wordle first word too.

Read up on these lists of words that start with letters, save your favorite words and play to your heart’s delight!

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