Words with Q
Q is a special letter as it is not common. Q is the second least frequently used letter in the English language (after Z), with a frequency of just 0.1% in words.
In Scrabble, the letter Q is worth 10 points. This means that if you have Q in your rack in Words With Friends, you can get a lot of points. It might be at the start of the word such as “quack” or “quake,” or it could end up in the middle, like “fique”.
If you enjoy Scrabble and are looking for words that you can make with Q, this list may be for you!
Interesting Words With Q
Curious to see what words start with Q? It's a common question. The letter is used in words such as quark, quasar, and Qatar. There’s actually quite a good selection, and most of them are pretty well-known.
Let's take a look at some of the more interesting words you can find that start with this letter.
- Quoin is one of those words that you hear regularly in the construction world, in particular, architecture. But what does the word mean? Quoins (pronounced QWINE) are decorative features at the edges of buildings. They are used to adorn the façade or corners of a building.
- Qat is a plant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Despite being native to the region, Qat is not well known in Europe, at least in mainstream society.
- Quorum means the minimum number of members of the group or a legislative assembly (like Parliament) that must be present before a meeting can validly transact its business. The Latin term for 'required' - quorum - means 'of whom.'
- Quagmire, in its general sense, is a place that is muddy and boggy. It can also be used to describe a perilous and unwelcoming situation. The etymology of the word quagmire is derived from an English word, meaning a soft boggy land.
- The term Qadis comes from the Arabic language and it means judge.
- Qwerty refers to the English keyboard layout, though it’s not a specific keyword. Few keyboard layouts today can challenge the popularity of the Qwerty layout. For more than a century, roughly two-thirds of all typewriters, computer keyboards, and similar devices have used this arrangement. And since about 1910, Qwerty has been the definitive standard for keyboard layouts.
- The Latin qua was first used by Cicero as an adverb meaning “by which way,” but it was used with the preposition adverb. In English, Qua is also used as an adverb meaning “to what extent or degree; how or to what degree” and in some cases, it is also used as an adjective to qualify the word that is in relation with something else.
- Quibble is a verb meaning to raise trivial objections, find fault in an insignificant way or give an equivocal reply. On the other hand, a quib is something that can be argued over in an insignificant way.
- When we look at the meaning and etymology of the word quay , we find that it originated as a name or title for wharf/port areas. Quay means a concrete, stone, or metal platform lying alongside or projecting into water for loading and unloading ships.