Words starting with N

Words that start with N

List of things that start with the letter N.

Nine naughty newts gnaw on Nellie's necklace in New York.

Photo of some nails
Photo by Ana Ulin
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Nails are small pieces of metal with one sharp end and one end that is flat. You use nails to stick things to other things, like nailing a piece of wood to another piece of wood. You use a hammer to hit the flat end of the nails with to push them through something.

Photo of a hand with nail varnish.
Photo by Gothikrose
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Nail varnish, sometimes called nail polish, is a kind of special paint that you put on your fingernails or toenails to make them look pretty.

Photo of Nairobi, Kenya
Photo by afromusing
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Nairobi is the capital of Kenya. It has a population of around 3.1 million.

A name is a word, or group of words, that someone or something is known by. Things that are named include people, pets, streets and cities.

Photo of the Namibian flag
Photo by Alex Smith
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Namibia is a country in southern Africa. The capital of Namibia is Windhoek. People in Namibia speak a variety of languages, including English, Afrikaans, and German.

Photo of a child having a nap
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A nap, sometimes called a kip, snooze or siesta, is a short sleep, usually in the middle of the day after lunch.

Photo of a narrow street
Photo by Serge Melki
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A gap between two things is narrow if the two things are quite close together and there is not a lot of room between them. The street in the picture is very narrow. The opposite of narrow is wide.

Scientific name: Monodon monoceros

Narwhals are a kind of medium sized whale that has a long tusk growing from the middle of their head, like a unicorn's horn. They live in the northern part of the world, in the arctic waters.

Photo of a bridge in Nashville
Photo by Brent Moore
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Nashville is the capital of the state of Tenessee in the United States of America. It has a population of around 1.6 million.

Photo of Nassau, Bahamas
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Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas. It has a population of around 250,000.