Words That Start with WH: Enhance Your Vocabulary with These Examples

Discover a variety of words that start with “wh” and enhance your vocabulary in this informative guide.

  1. What- asks for information specifying something.
  2. When- asks about time.
  3. Where- asks about place or position.
  4. Which- asks to specify one or more items from a set.
  5. Who- asks about a person or people.
  6. Whom- objective form of who, used to ask about the object of a verb or preposition.
  7. Whose- possessive form of who, asks about ownership.
  8. Why- asks for reasons or explanations.
  9. Whale- a large marine mammal.
  10. Wheat- a cereal plant that yields a grain used in making flour.
  11. Wheel- a circular object that revolves on an axle, used in vehicles.
  12. Whisk- a utensil for whisking eggs or cream.
  13. Whiskey- a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash.
  14. Whisper- to speak very softly using one’s breath without vocal cords.
  15. Whistle- to emit a clear, high-pitched sound by forcing breath through a small hole.
  16. White- the color of milk or snow, due to the reflection of all visible rays of light.
  17. Wharf- a platform built on the shore that extends from the land over water, used to dock boats.
  18. Wheeze- a breathing problem characterized by a high-pitched whistling sound.
  19. Wheat- cereal plant of worldwide importance; seeds used for flour.
  20. Whet- to sharpen the edge of a tool or weapon.
  21. Wheedle- to use flattery or coaxing in order to persuade someone to do something or give something.
  22. Wheeze- to breathe hard and with a whistling or rattling sound in the chest.
  23. Wheelchair- a chair mounted on wheels for use by people who are unable to walk.
  24. Whey- the watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  25. Wharfage- the fee charged for use of a wharf.
  26. Whichever- used in questions or statements to indicate one or more unspecified members of a set.
  27. While- during the time that; at the same time as.
  28. Whisker- a long projecting hair or bristle growing from the face or snout of many mammals.
  29. Whisper- to speak very softly or quietly.
  30. Whim- a sudden desire or change of mind, especially one that is unusual or unexplained.
  31. Whiz- to make a high-pitched, humming or buzzing sound.
  32. Whole- all of; complete or entire.
  33. Whoop- a loud cry of joy or excitement.
  34. Whopped- past tense of whop, a slang term for to hit or strike.
  35. Whorl- a pattern of spirals or concentric circles.
  36. Whort- variant of whortleberry, a type of wild blueberry.
  37. Whoosh- a rapid movement or sound of rushing air.
  38. Whittle- to carve wood into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.
  39. Whacky- funny or amusing in a slightly odd or peculiar way.
  40. Whelp- a young dog.
  41. Whiptail- a type of lizard known for its long, whip-like tail.
  42. Whimsy- playfully quaint or fanciful behavior or humor.
  43. Whinge- to complain persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.
  44. Whinny- the gentle, high-pitched neigh of a horse.
  45. Whirl- to turn or spin around rapidly.
  46. Whine- a high-pitched, complaining noise.
  47. Whit- a very small part or amount.
  48. Whitefish- a freshwater fish found in northern temperate and arctic regions.
  49. Whiff- a slight wind or gentle gust.
  50. Whatever- used to indicate it does not matter what.
  51. Wholly- entirely; fully.
  52. Whammy- an event with a powerful and unpleasant effect; a blow.
  53. Whist- a classic English trick-taking card game.
  54. Whimper- make a series of low, feeble sounds expressive of fear, pain, or discontent.
  55. Whittle- to carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.
  56. Whopping- extremely large.
  57. Whiffle- to blow lightly and fitfully; to flutter.
  58. Whirlpool- a rapidly rotating mass of water in a river or sea.
  59. Whipsaw- a saw used with another person, each alternating their pull.
  60. Whirligig- a toy that spins around, such as a top or wind spinner.
  61. Whir- a low, continuous, regular sound.
  62. Whip- a strip of leather or length of cord fastened to a handle, used for flogging or urging on animals.
  63. Whirlwind- a small, rapidly rotating windstorm.
  64. Whistle- stop** – a small, unimportant place, especially as a stop on a railroad.
  65. Whiten- make or become white.
  66. Wholewheat- made from flour that uses the whole grain.
  67. Whimbrel- a large wading bird of the sandpiper family.
  68. Whitewash- to paint (a wall, building, or room) with whitewash.
  69. Whiskery- having or covered with whiskers.
  70. Whirred- past tense of whir; made a low, continuous, regular sound.
  71. Wholesome- conducive to or suggestive of good health and physical well-being.
  72. Whelped- give birth to (a puppy).
  73. Whorled- arranged in or forming whorls or a whorl.
  74. Whitespace- any section of a document that is unused or space around an object.
  75. Whizzkid- a young person who is outstandingly skilled or successful, especially in technology.
  76. Whimsey- alternative spelling of whimsy, fanciful or odd idea.
  77. Whosoever- whatever person; no matter who.
  78. Whisked- past tense of whisk; took or moved (someone or something) somewhere suddenly and quickly.
  79. Whistling- the act of making a musical sound by forcing air through pursed lips.
  80. Whitehead- a type of small, pimple-like blemish on the skin.
  81. Whodunit- a story or play about a mystery, typically involving the murder or crime where the identity of the perpetrator is not revealed until the end.
  82. Whomever- object case of whoever, used in formal or written contexts.
  83. Whisking- the act of beating or stirring with a whisk.
  84. Whittle- to carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.
  85. Whopper- something especially large or exaggerated, typically a lie.
  86. Whiskers- the long hairs growing from the cheeks and chin of a cat or other mammal.
  87. Whirring- making a low, continuous, regular sound.
  88. Whelk- a large marine mollusk with a spiral shell.
  89. Whizz- move rapidly through the air with a whistling or whooshing sound.
  90. Whacked- completely exhausted or tired out.
  91. Wharfinger- the owner or operator of a wharf.
  92. Wholesaler- a person or company that sells goods in large quantities at low prices, typically to retailers.
  93. Whither- to what place or state; where to.
  94. Whisks- plural of whisk, utensils used for whipping eggs or cream.
  95. Whitsun- a Christian festival on the seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Christ’s disciples.
  96. Whirls- plural of whirl; rotates or spins rapidly.
  97. Whimpers- low, feeble sounds expressive of fear, pain, or discontent.
  98. Whingeing- present participle of whinge; complaining persistently and in a peevish or irritating way.
  99. Whipped- past tense of whip; beat (someone or something) with a whip or similar instrument.
  100. Whirlybird- an informal term for a helicopter.

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