SH Words: Learn Pronunciation, Usage, and Games for Mastery

Discover a variety of words starting with “sh” that can enhance your vocabulary and pronunciation skills.

  1. Shack- A roughly built hut or cabin.
  2. Shade- Slight darkness caused by something blocking the direct light from the sun.
  3. Shadow- A dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.
  4. Shady- Situated in or full of shade; also, suspicious.
  5. Shaft- A long, narrow part or section forming the handle of a tool or club.
  6. Shag- A type of rough carpet; also, a slang term for sexual intercourse.
  7. Shake- To move back and forth or up and down with rapid, forceful, jerky movements.
  8. Shaky- Trembling or quivering; unstable.
  9. Shale- Soft, finely stratified sedimentary rock that forms from the compaction of clay and silt.
  10. Shall- Expressing the future tense.
  11. Shallow- Of little depth; not deep.
  12. Sham- Something that is not what it is purported to be; a spurious imitation; fraud or hoax.
  13. Shame- A painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.
  14. Shape- The external form or appearance characteristic of someone or something; the outline of an area or figure.
  15. Share- To have a portion of something with others.
  16. Shark- A long-bodied chiefly marine fish with a cartilaginous skeleton, a prominent dorsal fin, and tooth-like scales.
  17. Sharp- Having an edge or point that is able to cut or pierce something.
  18. Shave- To remove hair from the body with a razor.
  19. Shawl- A piece of fabric worn by women over the shoulders or head or wrapped around a baby.
  20. She- Used to refer to a woman or girl.
  21. Sheaf- A bundle of grain stalks laid lengthwise and tied together after reaping.
  22. Shear- To cut the wool off a sheep or other animal; also, to cut off hair or fur.
  23. Sheath- A cover for the blade of a knife or sword.
  24. Shed- A simple roofed structure used for garden storage, to shelter animals, or as a workshop.
  25. Sheen- A soft glow, shine, or radiance.
  26. Sheep- A farm animal with thick woolly coat, prized for its wool, milk, and meat.
  27. Sheet- A large piece of cloth used as a bed covering or an item of written, printed, or electronic material.
  28. Shelf- A flat, horizontal surface in furniture used for storage.
  29. Shell- The hard protective outer case of a mollusk or crustacean.
  30. Shelter- A place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger.
  31. Shepherd- A person who tends and rears sheep.
  32. Sherbet- Frozen dessert made with fruit juice added to milk or cream, egg white, or gelatin.
  33. Sherry- A fortified wine originally from southwestern Spain.
  34. Shield- A broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body.
  35. Shift- To move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance.
  36. Shimmer- Shine with a soft tremulous light.
  37. Shin- The front of the leg below the knee.
  38. Shine- To give off or reflect bright light.
  39. Shiny- Reflecting light, typically because very clean or polished.
  40. Ship- A large boat used for transporting people or goods by sea.
  41. Shirt- A piece of clothing for the upper body, typically with sleeves and a collar.
  42. Shiver- (of a person or animal) shake slightly and uncontrollably as a result of being cold, frightened, or excited.
  43. Shoal- A large number of fish swimming together; also, a shallow place in a body of water.
  44. Shock- A sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience.
  45. Shoe- A covering for the foot, typically made of leather, having a sturdy sole and not reaching above the ankle.
  46. Shook- Past tense of shake; agitated or disturbed.
  47. Shoot- To kill, wound, or hit with a bullet, arrow, or other projectile.
  48. Shop- A building or part of a building where goods or services are sold.
  49. Shore- The land along the edge of a sea, lake, or other large body of water.
  50. Short- Measuring a small distance from end to end.
  51. Shot- The firing of a gun or cannon; also, a small dose of liquor.
  52. Should- Used to indicate obligation, duty, or correctness, typically when criticizing someone’s actions.
  53. Shout- To call or cry out loudly and vigorously.
  54. Shove- To push someone or something roughly.
  55. Show- To make visible or apparent; display.
  56. Shower- A brief and usually light fall of rain, snow, or similar precipitation.
  57. Shred- A strip of something, typically paper, cloth, or food, cut or torn off.
  58. Shrew- A small insectivorous mammal resembling a mouse.
  59. Shriek- A high-pitched piercing cry or sound.
  60. Shrimp- A small, slender, marine crustacean related to the lobster.
  61. Shrine- A place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person or relic.
  62. Shrink- To become or make smaller in size or amount.
  63. Shroud- A length of cloth or an enveloping garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial.
  64. Shrub- A woody plant that is smaller than a tree and has several main stems arising at or near the ground.
  65. Shrug- To raise (one’s shoulders) slightly and momentarily to express doubt, ignorance, or indifference.
  66. Shun- Persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.
  67. Shunt- To push or shove something.
  68. Shush- To call for silence by saying “shush” or by putting a finger across the lips.
  69. Shut- To move (something) into position so as to block an opening; close.
  70. Shy- Nervous or timid in the company of other people.
  71. Shyster- A person, especially a lawyer, who uses unscrupulous, fraudulent, or deceptive methods in business.
  72. Sheik- A leader in a Muslim community or organization.
  73. Shackle- A pair of fetters connected together by a chain, used to fasten a prisoner’s wrists or ankles together.
  74. Sheen- A soft lustre on a surface.
  75. Shamble- Move with a slow, shuffling, awkward gait.
  76. Shimmy- A kind of dance in which the whole body shakes or sways.
  77. Shanty- A small, crudely built shack.
  78. Shekel- A silver or gold coin in ancient Hebrew.
  79. Shiver- To tremble typically as a result of cold or fear.
  80. Showcase- A glass case used for displaying articles in a store or museum.
  81. Shunt- To redirect or divert, typically to a different channel or route.
  82. Shriek- A high-pitched scream.
  83. Shatter- To break into many pieces; smash.
  84. Shuffle- To walk by dragging one’s feet along or without lifting them fully from the ground.
  85. Shelling- Bombardment with shells.
  86. Shine- Emit light; be bright.
  87. Shave- Remove hair from the face or other body parts by cutting it close to the skin with a razor.
  88. Shepherd- Guide or direct in a particular direction.
  89. Shingle- A small, thin piece of building material, often used in covering the roof or walls.
  90. Shingly- Covered with a mass of small pebbles or gravel, as a beach.
  91. Shiny- Bright or polished in appearance.
  92. Shotgun- A firearm designed for firing small pellets, or shots, from a typically smooth bore.
  93. Showoff- Display proudly; act boastfully.
  94. Shiver- Shake slightly and uncontrollably as a result of being cold, frightened, or excited.
  95. Shoreline- The line along which a large body of water meets the land.
  96. Shortage- A situation in which there is not enough of something.
  97. Shortcake- A sweet cake or biscuit.
  98. Shortcircuit- Fail to function because of a faulty connection or overload.
  99. Shortcoming- A fault or failure to meet a certain standard.
  100. Shortcut- A shorter route than the usual one.

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