Think about all the times you’ve tried to remember a word. Avoid this trouble by teaching yourself to talk with a terrific vocabulary. Whether you’re toying with games (like Scrabble or Words with Friends) or toiling away on a text for a teacher, triumph by testing out new words. Want to thrill your teammates with your thoughtful theories? Throw some T-words into your theses. T comes at the tail-end of the English alphabet, as the 20th letter, but it’s a trailblazer in many tremendous words! If you’re looking to tackle new vocabulary and thrive, take advantage of words that start with the letter T.
We’ve created this list of words for you, organized by the number of letters in each word. Many of these words have more than one meaning. For simplicity, we’ve only listed one definition for each word. Keep in mind, this word list doesn’t contain every single English word that starts with T; however, it’s a useful introduction to this very special letter.
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tuff – Noun | A volcanic rock, made of smaller debris fused together by heat
tump – Noun | A small mound (British English)
tyke – Noun | A child
typp – Noun | A unit of yard size
tzar – Noun | A Russian emperor before 1917
tav – Noun | The 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet (also spelled taw)
teg – Noun | A doe in its second year
tet – Noun | Vietnamese New Year
tew – Noun | A state of worry
tog – Verb | To dress in nice clothing
tsk – Interjection | Expression of disapproval
tui – Noun | A parson bird, found in New Zealand
tun – Noun | A large cask for wine or beer
tup – Noun | A male sheep
tux – Noun | A semiformal evening outfit for men
tye – Verb | A launder for cleansing ores (British English)
ta – Noun | Thank you (British English)
ti – Noun | The seventh tone of the major scale (also spelled si or te)
to – Preposition | A function word that indicates direction
By looking at this list, you may be able to identify some common prefixes. Words that start with “tri” often have something to do with the number three. Words beginning with “techno” involve technology. Understanding these linguistic patterns can help you to intuit what a word means, even when you don’t have a dictionary handy.
Trump up your language and trot out your talents by treasuring words that start with the letter T. Treat yourself to tons of word finders, anagram jumbles, and crossword puzzles. They won’t be too tough for you. From ti to technologically, this word list will take you to the next level. Just teach yourself a few new terms, and you’ll be trading T-words in a tick.
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Kari Lisa Johnson
I’m an award-winning playwright with a penchant for wordplay. After earning a perfect score on the Writing SAT, I worked my way through Brown University by moonlighting as a Kaplan Test Prep tutor. I received a BA with honors in Literary Arts (Playwriting)—which gave me the opportunity to study under Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel. In my previous roles as new media producer with Rosetta Stone, director of marketing for global ventures with The Juilliard School, and vice president of digital strategy with Up & Coming Media, I helped develop the voice for international brands. From my home office in Maui, Hawaii, I currently work on freelance and ghostwriting projects.