List of common words that start with X! In the modern English alphabet, X is the twenty-fourth letter. X was first used by the Phoenicians in their use of the letter samekh. This was an X symbol that represented fish. The ancient Greeks began using the Phoenician symbol, and the Romans then followed suit. The Romans also started using X as a numeric symbol for 10. It is still used in our “modern” Roman Numerals
X is one of the most infrequently used letters in English. As a result, many of the words listed below are obscure and not used in everyday language. The majority of words that include X begin with the prefix “Ex.” The prefix means “out.” You can find it used in words such as extra, extend, exaggerate, and exclude.
X is usually pronounced “ex” or “ze.”
Words that Start with X
Below are 10 words that start with X that are considered positive:
Descriptive Words that Start with X
Below are 10 words used to describe things that start with X:
Adjectives that Start with X
Words that Start with X that are used to Describe Someone
Below are 10 words that start with X that are used to describe someone:
Nouns that Start with X
A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. Below are 10 nouns that start with X:
Verbs that Start with X
A verb is a word that expresses action, state, or the relation between things: Below are 10 verbs that start with X:
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More about the Letter “X”
The XXX symbol is sometimes used to identify (and censor) pornographic material. It has also been used to identify bottles of moonshine (indicating that the alcohol went through a three-step process during its distillation).
In mathematics, X is used to indicate an unknown variable or value. When Wilhelm Roentgen discovered X-rays, he chose the letter X because it represented something unknown.
X is also sometimes used to represent Christ. The use of “X-mas” can be traced back to the fourth century when the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great began using the “chi” symbol (similar to X). Anglo-Saxon scribes began using it to abbreviate Christmas in the ninth century (possibly to save space on rare parchment paper).
You also see the prefix used with a hyphen where the meaning becomes “former.” Examples of this include: ex-wife, ex-mayor, ex-con, etc..
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