Words starting with T

Words that start with T

List of things that start with the letter T.

Ten terrified turtles went traipsing through the turnips in Tennessee.

Photo of the Taiwanese flag
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Taiwan is an island country off the coat of China. In its past, it has been a part of both China and Japan. The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. People in Taiwan speak Mandarin.

Photo of the Taj Mahal
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The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum in India. It was built between 1632 and 1648 by the emperor Shah Jahan for his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. She died during the birth of their 14th child.

Talc is the softest stone there is. It can be ground up and turned into talcum powder. The chemical composition of talc is hydrated magnesium silicate. Talc is typically found as a translucent grey-green stone.

Talking is making words with your mouth and tongue. When babies are born they cannot talk, and they gradually learn how to talk in the first few years of their life.

Something is tall if the top of it is much higher up than the top of similar things. The person wearing the scarf on the left of the picture is taller than the other person in the picture. The opposite of tall is short.

Tallahassee is the capital of the state of Florida. The population of the wider metropolitan area of Tallahassee is around 350,000.

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. It has a population of around 416,000.

Photo of tamarinds
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Scientific name: tamarindus indica

Tamarind is a tropical tree that grows fruit in pods. Tamarinds are used as an ingredient in a number of sauces, chutneys and in numerous other dishes.

Photo of a tambourine.
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A tambourine is a percussion instrument. It is usually round or a half-circle, with pairs of small metal jingles called zils around the edge. It usually has a drum surface too.
You can play the tambourine by just shaking it to make it jingle, by hitting it against your leg, by tapping it with your hand or many other ways.

An animal is tame if it is not afraid of people, and is friendly to them. Tame animals generally won't try to hurt people or run away.
The opposite of tame is wild, and a similar word to tame is domesticated.