Words That Start With Au: Enhance Your Vocabulary Easily

Discover a variety of words that start with “au,” enhancing your vocabulary with terms ranging from common to obscure.

  1. Aubade- a poem or piece of music appropriate to the dawn or early morning.
  2. Aubergine- the British term for eggplant.
  3. Auburn- a reddish-brown color.
  4. Auction- a public sale in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder.
  5. Audacious- showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.
  6. Audacity- the willingness to take bold risks; rude or disrespectful behavior.
  7. Audible- able to be heard.
  8. Audience- the assembled spectators or listeners at a public event, such as a play, movie, concert, or meeting.
  9. Audio- sound, especially when recorded, transmitted, or reproduced.
  10. Audit- an official inspection of an organization’s accounts, typically by an independent body.
  11. Audition- a trial performance to appraise an entertainer’s merits.
  12. Auditorium- a large room or hall where people gather to watch performances or hear speeches.
  13. Auger- a tool with a helical bit for boring holes in wood.
  14. Aught- anything at all.
  15. Augment- make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.
  16. Augmentation- the action or process of making or becoming greater in size or amount.
  17. August- respected and impressive.
  18. Auk- a seabird related to the guillemots, having a black back and white underparts.
  19. Auld- old; used in a dialectical or humorous context.
  20. Aunt- the sister of one’s father or mother or the wife of one’s uncle.
  21. Aura- the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place.
  22. Aureole- a circle of light or brightness surrounding something, especially as depicted in art around the head or body of a person.
  23. Auricle- a structure resembling an ear or earlobe.
  24. Auriferous- bearing or yielding gold.
  25. Aurora- a natural light display in the Earth’s sky, predominantly seen in the high-latitude regions.
  26. Auspice- a divine or prophetic token.
  27. Auspicious- conducive to success; favorable.
  28. Austere- severe or strict in manner or attitude.
  29. Austerity- sternness or severity of manner or attitude.
  30. Autarch- a ruler who has absolute power.
  31. Authentic- of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine.
  32. Authenticate- prove or show (something, especially a claim or an artistic work) to be true or genuine.
  33. Authority- the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience.
  34. Authorization- the action of authorizing.
  35. Authorize- give official permission for or approval to (an undertaking or agent).
  36. Autism- a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication, and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior.
  37. Auto- relating to cars and automobiles.
  38. Autobiography- an account of a person’s life written by that person.
  39. Autoclave- a strong heated container used for chemical reactions and other processes using high pressures and temperatures.
  40. Autocracy- a system of government by one person with absolute power.
  41. Autocrat- a ruler who has absolute power.
  42. Autodidact- a self-taught person.
  43. Autoimmune- relating to disease caused by antibodies or lymphocytes produced against substances naturally present in the body.
  44. Automation- the use of largely automatic equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production process.
  45. Automaton- a moving mechanical device made in imitation of a human being.
  46. Autonomous- having self-government, at least to a significant degree.
  47. Autonomy- the right or condition of self-government.
  48. Autostrada- an Italian expressway typically toll free.
  49. Autumn- the season after summer and before winter.
  50. Auxiliary- providing supplementary or additional help and support.
  51. Auxin- a plant hormone that promotes root formation and bud growth.
  52. Auteur- a filmmaker whose personal influence and artistic control over a movie are so significant that they are regarded as the author of the movie.
  53. Authenticity- the quality of being authentic or genuine.
  54. Autoclave- a device that uses steam under pressure to sterilize equipment and other objects.
  55. Autopsy- a post-mortem examination to discover the cause of death or the extent of disease.
  56. Autochthonous- indigenous rather than descended from migrants or colonists.
  57. Autogenesis- another term for spontaneous generation.
  58. Autolysis- the destruction of cells or tissues by their own enzymes.
  59. Automorphism- a mathematical expression or function which is invariant under a particular transformation.
  60. Autophagy- the process by which a cell consumes its own damaged or unnecessary components.
  61. Autotelic- having a purpose in and not apart from itself.
  62. Autotroph- an organism that can produce its own food using light, water, carbon dioxide, or other chemicals.
  63. Au pair- a young foreign person, typically a woman, who helps with housework or childcare in exchange for room and board.
  64. Auricular- relating to the ear or hearing.
  65. Augustine- a Christian theologian and philosopher who greatly influenced the medieval church.
  66. Aureola- another term for aureole.
  67. Aurora Borealis- another term for the northern lights.
  68. Aurist- an ear specialist.
  69. Auslander- a foreigner or outsider, especially one who doesn’t belong to a particular group or community.
  70. Auspex- an ancient Roman religious official who interpreted omens.
  71. Auster- the south wind.
  72. Austerities- the plural of austerity; severe and strict measures.
  73. Auteuil- an area in the southwestern part of Paris, France.
  74. Authoress- a female author (dated term).
  75. Auvitran- a brand name in professional audio technology.
  76. Auctioneer- a person who conducts auctions by accepting bids and declaring goods sold.
  77. Audiology- the branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and related disorders.
  78. Auditor- a person appointed and authorized to examine accounts.
  79. Augury- an omen or sign taken from observing birds.
  80. Augustus- the title given to Octavian, the first Roman emperor.
  81. Aurally- in a manner that relates to the ears or hearing.
  82. Aurigraphy- a hypothetical process of photographing auras.
  83. Auspicating- forecasting, especially from omens.
  84. Autarky- economic independence or self-sufficiency.
  85. Autochthon- an aboriginal inhabitant of a place; an indigenous person.
  86. Autocue- a device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script.
  87. Autogyro- an aircraft with a freely rotating rotor that turns due to the passage of air upward through the rotor so it acts more like a helicopter.
  88. Autolithography- a process in lithography where the artist draws directly onto the lithographic stone.
  89. Automat- a cafeteria where food and drinks are dispensed by machines.
  90. Automaticity- the ability to do things without occupying the mind.
  91. Autonomist- an advocate of autonomy.
  92. Autophyte- another term for an autotroph.
  93. Autopilot- a device for automatically steering ships, aircraft, and spacecraft.
  94. Autoplastic- referring to changes within oneself.
  95. Autopodium- the part of a limb formed by the tarsus and metatarsus or the wrist and metacarpus.
  96. Autopsychoanalysis- self-analysis, especially in the context of psychoanalysis.
  97. Autoradiograph- an image on an x-ray film or photographic film produced by the radiation emitted from a specimen.
  98. Autoschediasm- something made up on the spur of the moment; impromptu.
  99. Autosome- any chromosome that is not a sex chromosome.
  100. Autotune- a software that can correct the pitch in vocal and instrumental performances.

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