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5 letter words starting with K

January 18, 2024
written by Areej Khan

Many 5-letter words in English start with the letter ‘K’. Learning these words can help you play word games and crossword puzzles better. Below is a list of some 5-letter ‘K’ words to help you.

KabobPieces of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted or grilled on a skewer or spitWe had delicious chicken kabob for dinner.
KalesTypes of cabbage with green or purple leavesShe added fresh kales to the salad.
KarmaThe sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existencesHe believed in karma and its effects on life.
KayakA canoe of a type used originally by the InuitHe paddled the kayak across the lake.
KazooA musical instrument resembling a clarinetThe children played tunes on their kazoos.
KecksPlants of the parsley familyWild kecks grew along the path.
KeelsThe lengthwise structure along the base of a shipThe ship’s keels were damaged in the storm.
KeepsContinues to have or holdShe keeps her grandmother’s necklace.
KegsSmall barrelsThe cellar was filled with kegs of ale.
KellyA bright green colorHer dress was a beautiful shade of kelly.
KelpsSeaweeds belonging to the brown algae familyKelps are essential for marine ecosystems.
KempsCoarse fibers in wool or hairThe fabric contained noticeable kemps.
KenafA plant in the mallow familyKenaf is used in making rope and paper.
KendoA Japanese form of fencingHe has been practicing kendo for years.
KeptPast and past participle of keepThe secret was well kept.
KernA part of a typeface that projects beyond its bodyThe kern in the lettering was adjusted.
KetchA two-masted sailing vesselThe ketch sailed smoothly across the bay.
KeyedFitted with a key; keyed up: excited or nervousShe was keyed up before the performance.
KhakiA dull brownish-yellow colorHe wore a khaki uniform.
KicksStrikes with the foot or feetHe kicks the ball into the goal.
KidnapTake (someone) away illegally by forceThe detective solved the kidnap case.
KiefsStates of pleasant laziness or high spiritsHe was in a state of kiefs after the holiday.
KilnsFurnaces or ovens for burning, baking, or dryingThe pottery was fired in traditional kilns.
KilosKilogramsShe bought several kilos of apples.
KiltsKnee-length Scottish skirts usually for menThe band wore kilts in the parade.
KindsTypes or sortsThere are many kinds of flowers in her garden.
KingsMale rulers of an independent stateThe history book described ancient kings.
KinksTwists or bends in a line, hair, or materialThe hose had several kinks in it.
KioskA small open-fronted hut or cubicleTickets were sold at a kiosk in the park.
KitesLight frames covered with paper or cloth, designed to be flown in the wind at the end of a long stringThey flew kites at the beach.
KithFriends or acquaintancesHe spent the evening with kith and kin.
KivasUnderground ceremonial chambers in Pueblo Indian villagesThe kivas were used for religious rituals.
KiwisFlightless birds native to New Zealand or fruitsWe enjoyed fresh kiwis for dessert.
KlickKilometer (informal military slang)The target is five klicks north.
KliegA powerful carbon arc lamp used in filmmakingThe klieg lights illuminated the set.
KneadWork (moistened flour or clay) into dough or paste with the handsShe knead the dough for the bread.
KneedStruck or touched with the kneeHe kneed the soccer ball during the game.
KneesJoints between the thigh and the lower leg in humansHe felt pain in his knees after the run.
KneltPast and past participle of kneelThey knelt during the ceremony.
KnifeAn instrument composed of a blade fixed into a handle, used for cutting or as a weaponHe sharpened the knife carefully.
KnitsMakes clothes, etc. by interlocking loops of wool or other yarn with knitting needlesShe knits a scarf every winter.
KnobsRounded handles or small rounded controls on a machineHe turned the knobs on the radio.
KnockStrike a surface noisily to attract attention, typically in order to gain entrance to a buildingHe knock on the door loudly.
KnollA small hill or moundThe cottage was perched on a grassy knoll.
KnotsTies or secures with a knotHe knots his tie expertly.
KnownRecognized, familiar, or within the knowledge of manyThe artist became known for her unique style.
KnurlA small, raised ridge on a surface or edgeThe tool’s handle had a knurl for better grip.
KoalaA tree-dwelling marsupial of Australia resembling a small bear with coarse grey fur and large earsThe koala rested in the eucalyptus tree.
KudosPraise and honor received for an achievementShe received kudos for her work on the project.
KudzuA fast-growing Chinese and Japanese climbing plant used in the United States to prevent soil erosionKudzu covered the old fence completely.
KugelA baked pudding, usually made with noodles or potatoesShe made a sweet kugel for the holiday dinner.
KyrieA short liturgical prayer that begins with or consists of the words “Lord, have mercy”The choir sang the Kyrie beautifully.

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