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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
Words that Start with the "V" Sound


vacation

A vacation is a time of rest or a change of everyday activities.


vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner is a device used to clean rugs and floors.


valentine

Valentines are given on Valentine's Day.


valley

A valley is a low place between mountains.


vampire bat

The Vampire Bat is the only bat that drinks blood.


van

A van is a truck used to haul people and things from one place to another.


vase

Vases are holders for flowers.


vat

A vat is a large tub that holds liquids.


verb

A verb os a type of word that describes an action or a state of being, like wiggle, walk, run, jump, be, do, have, or think.


vegetable

Vegetables are edible plants, like spinach, celery, and kale; they very good for you.


vegetation

The plant life of an area is its vegetation.



vehicle

A vehicle moves people and things from one place to another.


Velociraptor

Velociraptor was a very fast, small, meat-eating dinosaur.


Venn diagram

A Venn diagram is a diagram that uses overlapping circles to show relationships among sets of things.


Venus

Venus is the second planet from the Sun and the hottest planet in our Solar System. From the Earth, Venus is the brightest object in the sky except for the Sun and the Moon.


Venus flytrap

The Venus flytrap is a plant that catches and digests bugs.


verb

A verb is a type of word that describes action or a state of being, like wiggle, walk, run, jump, be, do, have, or think.


Vermont

Vermont is a state in the northeastern United States of America. Its capital is Montpelier.


vertebra

A vertebra is one of the series of small, connected bones in the spine that surround and protect the spinal cord. The plural of vertebra is vertebrae.


Vespucci, Amerigo

Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512) was an Italian explorer who sailed to the West Indies, discovered the mouth of the Amazon River in South America, and mapped the coast of eastern South America. He was the first person to realize that the Americas were separate from the continent of Asia. America is named for him.


vest

A vest is a sleeveless piece of clothing.


veterinarian

A veterinarian is a doctor who helps animals.


viceroy

The Viceroy butterfly is a brown and orange, non-poisonous butterfly that is very similar to the Monarch butterfly. It can be distinguished from the Monarch by the black line that crosses its wings.


videotape

You can record and play images on a videotape.


village

A village is a very small town.


vine

A vine is a plant that doesn't have its own support. It grows on other objects or creeps along the ground.


vinegar

Vinegar is a sour liquid that is used to flavor or preserve foods.


vinegarroon

The vinegarroon is a type of whip scorpion, an arachnid that emits a vinegar-like mist.


viola

The viola is a stringed instrument that is slightly larger than the violin (and deeper in tone than the violin).


violet

Violet is a bluish purple color.


violets

Violets are deep purple flowers.


violin

Violins are string instruments.


viper

A viper is a poisonous snake.


vocabulary

A person's vocabulary is the group of words that the person understands.


Virginia

Virginia is a state in the northeastern United States of America. Its capital is Richmond.


volcano

A volcano is a mountainous vent in the Earth's crust. When a volcano erupts, it spews out lava, ashes, and hot gases from deep inside the Earth.


vortex

Rapidly spinning gas or liquid is called a vortex.


vote

When you vote, you are expressing your choice for something or someone, along with other people as part of a group decision.
A, E, I, O, U

vowel

The letters A, E, I, O and U are vowels.
Vulcanodon

Vulcanodon

Vulcanodon was a long-necked plant-eating dinosaur.


vulture

The vulture is a big, bald-headed bird that eats dead animals.

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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