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 a tan leather watch strap
Photo by Guy Sie
Photo of tangerines
Photo by Ryan Abel
Scientific name: citrus tangerina

Tangerines are a very sweet citrus fruit closely related to the mandarin. They are easy to peel and break into segments.

You tangle long, thin things together when you twist and entwine them around each other in a chaotic manner. Things that are tangled together are hard to get apart.

A tank is a large container that is used for holding liquids like water, oil or gasoline. Storage tanks are usually sealed or at least covered over, to keep debris from getting inside them.

A tank is a vehicle used by the military. Tanks are heavily armoured to protect the people inside them, and they have a large gun that can rotate in any direction. Tanks have tracks instead of tyres, so they can travel over almost any kind of landscape.

Photo of a tanned man.
Photo by Liz Jones

Someone is tanned if they have been in the sun a lot and their skin has a suntan. Being tanned makes your skin browner and darker than it would be if you haven't been tanned by the sun.

Tanzania is a country in east Africa. The capital of Tanzania is Dodoma. People in Tanzania speak Swahili.

Photo of a tanzanite necklace
Photo by Gemteck1

Tanzanite is a mineral that looks a different colour depending on what angle you look at it from - it can be sapphire blue, violet, or burgundy. Tanzanite is a rare gem, found mostly in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.

A tap or faucet is a device you usually find on a washbasin, sink or in your garden. when you turn it on, water comes out. Taps can have a lever you move up and down to turn them on and off, or a handle that you twist around. Usually people mean an indoor tap when they say faucet.

Photo of a tapestry
Photo by pettifoggist

A tapestry is a picture made from woven threads. Fabric that has been made by a machine to have a similar look to a hand-made tapestry can also be called a tapestry.