Words That Begin with Q
Although Scrabble resources list hundreds of “English words” beginning with the letter q, there are only about 80 (not counting inflections) that most people are likely to encounter in their reading. I’ll categorize them according to “Basic Vocabulary,” “General Vocabulary,” and “Advanced Vocabulary.”
Note: In English orthography, q is usually followed by the letter u. The conventional pronunciation of qu is [kw]. In a few words, qu is pronounced [k]; I’ll note them.
Quixote (Standard American pronunciation of Quixote: [kee-HOH-tee]; Standard British pronunciation: [KWIK-sit])
quahog (also spelled quohog; some speakers pronounce the qu as [k])
quai [kay] (this is the word for the quays in Paris)
quoit [koit] and [kwoit]
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