Adjectives Beginning with Y

Adjectives Starting "Y"

Here is a list of 20 adjectives that start with the letter Y. The list is sortable, editable, and printable. It can be displayed as normal text or in columns (up to 4). (All the words in this list have the same spellings in American English and British English, so the language buttons are inactive.)

Just for fun, we've added game of hangman, which selects a word from this list as the secret word.

Sortable, Editable, and Printable List

yappy, yearling, year-long, yearly, yearning, yeasty, yellow, yellow-bellied, yellowish, yelping, yielding, yogic, young, younger, youngest, youngish, young-looking, youthful, yucky, yummy

Why Do I Need This List?

A list of adjectives that start with the same letter is useful for creating alliteration. (Alliteration is a stylistic technique in which nearby words repeat the same initial consonant sound.)
  • Tina was yearning to try the yellow, yeasty mix.
  • ("Yearning" is part of the alliterative string. It is not highlighted because this page is about adjectives.)

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