Words starting with I

Words that start with I

List of things that start with the letter I.

Icy iguanas ignite Indian ink in an igloo.

Photo of ice cubes.
Photo by Kyle May
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Ice is what happens to water when it is so cold that it freezes. You can see ice as snow in winter. Snow is just tiny bits of ice. In summer, people make their drinks cooler by putting ice in them.

Photo of an ice pick
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An ice pick is a tool with a pointed end that you use for breaking up a large block of ice into small chunks that you can put in your drink.

Photo of a child ice skating
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Iceskates are a special kind of shoe with a blade underneath them. They are designed so you can slide along ice wearing them.

Photo of an iceberg
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Icebergs are huge chunks of ice that break off from the ice collected around land, or from glaciers that reach the sea. They float, but most of them is underwater and you can't see it, which has coined the phrase "tip of the iceberg" meaning that you can only see a small part of something and the problem is actually a lot bigger than it seems.

Photo of an icecream
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Ice cream is a dessert made from frozen milk or cream. Icecream is usually flavoured with sugar, vanilla, fruit or chocolate. Icecream is made by freezing the milk or cream slowly and stirring it frequently so it stays smooth. If you don't stir it, it will be full of crunchy ice crystals and will not be as nice. Icecream is sometimes served in a cone.

Photo of an Icelandic flag
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Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic. The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik. People in Iceland speak Icelandic.

Photo of iced cakes
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Icing, or frosting, is a very sweet decorative layer that is put onto cakes and cookies. Icing can be made into any color, and varies from a soft spread to a very hard consistency. Icing is most commonly made from a mixture of icing sugar and butter, with coloring and flavors added.

Photo of Shoshone falls, Idaho
Photo by Jay Cuthrell
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Idaho, abbreviated to ID, is a state in the north west of the United States of America. The capital of Idaho is Boise.

Photo of someone having an idea
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An idea is something you think of inside your head. Often, an idea is something new that you haven't thought of before, and when an idea comes on suddenly it can solve a problem you have been thinking about.

Two or more things are identical if they look exactly the same. The two men in the photo are identical twins.