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Picture Dictionary

Organized by the Sound at the Beginning of the Word
long a b hard c
+ k
ch d long e f+ph hard g h long i j +
soft g
l long o short o p s + soft c sh t th long u v y
short a short e pl sk sl sp st sph short u w
air aw bl cl cr qu dr eer fl gl short i m or ow pr skr sm spl str sw shr tr thr ur wh z
ar br fr gr n oy r squ sn spr tw
Words that Start with the "N" Sound
(including words that start with gn, kn and n)


gnat

A gnat is a very small flying insect.


gnu

The gnu is a fast-running grass-eater from Africa. It is also known as the wildebeest.


knapsack

A knapsack is a sack with shoulder straps that is worn on the back and is used to carry things.

knee

The knee is where the leg bends. It it between the lower leg and the upper leg (the thigh).


kneel

When you kneel, your knees are on the floor.


knife

You can cut things with a knife.


knit

Sweaters and socks are made by knitting yarn.


knot

Knots tie things together.
Nabarlek

nabarlek

The nabarlek is a small wallaby from northern Australia.


nail

Nails are hard scales that grow at the ends of your fingers.


nail

A nail is a long, thin piece of metal that you can hammer into wood.


naked

When you are naked, you aren't wearing any clothes.


naked mole-rat

Naked mole-rats are small, almost hairless rodents who live in underground colonies in Africa.


name

A name is a word by which something or someone is known. Everyone has a name.


nap

A nap is a short sleep during the day.


napkin

After you eat, you can clean your face with a napkin.


narrow

When something is narrow, it doesn't take up a lot space from side to side.


narwhal

The narwhal is an Arctic whale; the male has a huge tooth.


nasturtiums

Nasturtiums are plants with bright, pretty flowers and round leaves.


Native American

Native Americans are people who have lived in the Americas for thousands of years.


nautilus

The nautilus is a sea animal related to the squid and octopus!


Nebraska

Nebraska is a state in the midwestern United States of America. Its capital is Lincoln.


nebula

A nebula is a cloud of gas and dust in space.


neck

Your neck is between your head and your shoulders.


necklace

A necklace is jewelry for your neck.


necktie

A necktie is a narrow band of fabric tied around the neck.

nectarine

A nectarine is a sweet, juicy fruit with smooth skin.


needle

A needle is a long, thin piece of metal that is sharp on one end and has a hole in the other end. A needle is used for sewing.


neighborhood

A neighborhood is the place where you and the people around you live.


nene

The nene is Hawaii's state bird. It is an endangered goose that lives on volcanic slopes.


neon

Neon is a gas in the air that is used in some lights.


Neptune

Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun. This frozen planet has 8 moons.


nest

Some animals make nests to hold their babies - even some dinosaurs built nests for their eggs.
net

net

A net is used to catch things.


Nevada

Nevada is a state in the United States of America. Its capital is Carson City.
New England

New England

New England is a region in the far northeast of the United States of America. It is comprised of the states Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a state in the northeastern United States of America. Its capital is Concord.


New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the United States of America. Its capital is Trenton.


New Mexico

New Mexico is a state in the United States of America. Its capital is Santa Fe.
newspaper

newspaper

People read newspapers to find out about new things that have happened.


newt

Newts are brightly-colored salamanders, a type of amphibian.


New York

New York is a state in the United States of America. Its capital is Albany.
nickel

nickel

A nickel is a U.S. coin worth five cents.


night

At night, when the sun goes down, you can see stars in the sky.
nightgown

nightgown

A nightgown is a long, loose garment worn to bed.
nightingale

nightingale

The nightingale is a bird that sings beautiful songs.
nine

nine

Nine is the number between eight and ten. There are nine players on a baseball team.


nocturnal

Nocturnal animals are more active at night. Bats are nocturnal.


nod

When you nod your head, you move it up and down.
nonagon

nonagon

A nonagon is a nine-sided polygon.
noodles

noodles

Noodles are flat strips of pasta. Noodles were invented in China.


noon

Noon is midday, 12:00, when the sun is closest to overhead.


north

North is a compass direction. North is opposite south.
North America

North America

North America is a continent in the Northern Hemisphere. Canada, the USA, and Mexico are in North America. North America is bordered by the Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific Oceans.


North Carolina

North Carolina is a state on the eastern coast of the United States of America. Its capital is Raleigh.


North Dakota

North Dakota is a state in the United States of America. Its capital is Bismarck.


Northern Hemisphere

The Northern Hemisphere is the half of the Earth that is north of the equator.
North Pole

North Pole

The North Pole is the northernmost place on Earth. There is no land at the North Pole, but there is a layer of ice on top of the Arctic Ocean around the pole.


nose

You use your nose to breathe and to smell things.


note

A note is a short written message or letter.


notebook

A notebook is a book with blank pages to write in.
notes

notes

A note is a symbol that represents a musical tone.
Nothosaurus

Nothosaurus

Nothosaurus was a fish-eating reptile from the Mesozoic Era. It is extinct.


noun

A noun is a type of word that represents a person, thing, or place. A proper noun denotes a specific person, place, or thing that has a name and is capitalized (like Tom, Delaware, or the Titanic).


November

November is the eleventh month of the year.


numbat

The numbat is a pouchless marsupial from Australia. It eats termites.


number line

Numbers correspond to points on a number line.


numbers

Numbers tell you "how many" or "how much."


numerator

The numerator is the top number in a fraction.


nurse

A nurse takes care of you when you're sick or hurt.


nursery rhyme

Nursery rhymes are simple rhymes that most children enjoy.
Nurse shark

nurse shark

The nurse shark is a large predator that lives in warm water in coral reefs.


nut

A nut is a dry seed or fruit with a hard shell.


nut

A nut is a piece of metal that fastens onto a bolt or screw.


nuthatch

The nuthatch is a small perching bird that can climb down trees and opens nuts using its bill like a hatchet.
Nutria

nutria

Nutrias (also called coypus) are semi-aquatic rodents that are originally from South America.

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary
Organized by the Sound at the Beginning of the Word
long a b hard c
+ k
ch d long e f+ph hard g h long i j +
soft g
l long o short o p s + soft c sh t th long u v y
short a short e pl sk sl sp st sph short u w
air aw bl cl cr qu dr eer fl gl short i m or ow pr skr sm spl str sw shr tr thr ur wh z
ar br fr gr n oy r squ sn spr tw


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