Words that start with X

Lists of words starting with X including those most commonly written / spoken, definitions, part of speech, and a very long list arranged by word length. Also includes countries that start with X, household items that begin with X, and more. Skip to the section you’re interested in by using the Table Of Contents, or scroll down to see more x words.

Common / frequently used written words:

Common X words, ordered by frequency:
xi, xenophobia, xylem, xenophobic, xenon, xylene, xenia, xerography, xanthine, xylophone.

Same commonly used and written X word list, in alphabetic order:
xanthine, xenia, xenon, xenophobia, xenophobic, xerography, xi, xylem, xylene, xylophone.

Common / frequently used spoken words:

Ordered by frequency:
x-rays x-rayed x-ray xerox

Glossary with part of speech and definition for some of the most frequently used X words:

xanthate noun a salt or ester of xanthic acid
xanthine noun crystalline oxidation product of the metabolism of nucleoproteins; precursor of uric acid; found in many organs and in urine
xanthophyll noun yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks
xenolith noun (geology) a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded
xenon noun a colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth’s atmosphere in trace amounts
xenophobia noun a fear of foreigners or strangers
xenophobic adjective suffering from xenophobia; having abnormal fear or hatred of the strange or foreign
xeric adjective being deficient in moisture
xeroderma noun a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin
xerography noun forming an image by the action of light on a specially coated charged plate; the latent image is developed with powders that adhere only to electrically charged areas
xerophthalmia noun abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A
xerophytic adjective adapted to a xeric (or dry) environment
xylem noun the woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels
xylene noun a colorless flammable volatile liquid hydrocarbon used as a solvent

Questions and Answers:

Q: What is the longest X word and how many letters does it have in it?
A: xylotypographic at 15 letters long.

Q: What is the shortest word that starts with X?
A: xi at 2 letters long.

Q: What countries start with the letter X?
A: I do not believe there are any.

Q: What are some household items and kitchen things (including some brand names) starting with X?
A: X-14 cleaner, XP-20 dog and cat repellent, Xylol cleaner.

Q: What are some easy / simple X words?
A: xerox, xylophone

By word length:

Longer X words list, arranged by word length:

2 letter words beginning with x:


3 letter words beginning with x:


4 letter words beginning with x:


5 letter words beginning with x:

xebec xenia xenon xeric xylem xylol xylon xyrid

6 letter words beginning with x:

xenons xeriff xylene xyloid xyster

7 letter words beginning with x:

xanthic xanthin xerarch xerosis xiphiid xiphoid

8 letter words beginning with x:

xanthate xanthein xanthene xanthine xanthous xenoderm xenogamy xenolith xenurine xeransis xerasias xerosere xylidine xylitols xyloidin xylotomy

9 letter words beginning with x:

xenically xenocryst xenophile xenophobe xeroderma xerophagy xerophyte xylograph xylometer xylophone

10 letter words beginning with x:

xenogamous xenophobia xenophobic xerodermic xerography xeromorphy xerophagia xerophytes xerophytic xiphosuran xylography xylologies xylophagan xylotomous

11 letter words beginning with x:

xanthindaba xanthinuria xanthochroi xanthophyll xenogenesis xenomorphic xenophobism xerodermias xerophilous xiphopagous xiphosurans xylophagous xylotomical xylotomists

12 letter words beginning with x:

xanthochroic xanthochroid xanthoconite xanthorrhoea xeroprinting xiphisternum

13 letter words beginning with x:

xanthocarpous xanthochroism xanthodontous xerophthalmia

14 letter words beginning with x:

xanthochroisms xanthocobaltic xanthomelanous xenoparasitism xiphihumeralis

15 letter words beginning with x:


Additional definitions / word meanings / usage:

Xi – a letter in the Greek alphabet.

Summary / wrap-up / next steps:

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