List of Easy Words That Start With D (Great for Kids and Preschoolers)

Looking for a list of easy words that start with D? You’ve landed on the right page!

I’ve put together a list of words beginning with D that are easy (and some medium difficulty) for kids to learn, sound, and spell.

You’ll find a good range of words; from great starter words like ‘day’ and ‘dig’, to more difficult words like ‘damage’, ‘debris’, and more.

Easy Words That Start With D

Dab – press against (something) lightly several times with a piece of absorbent material in order to clean or dry it or to apply a substance.

Dad – one’s father.

Dam – a barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, forming a reservoir used to generate electricity or as a water supply.

Date – the day of the month or year as specified by a number.

Dawn – the first appearance of light in the sky before sunrise.

Day – each of the twenty-four-hour periods, reckoned from one midnight to the next, into which a week, month, or year is divided, and corresponding to a rotation of the earth on its axis.

Dear – regarded with deep affection.

Den – a wild mammal’s hidden home; a lair.

Desk – a piece of furniture with a flat or sloping surface and typically with drawers, at which one can read, write, or do other work.

Did – perform (an action, the precise nature of which is often unspecified).

Dig – break up and move earth with a tool or machine, or with hands, paws, snout, etc.

Dip – put or let something down quickly or briefly in or into (liquid).

Do – perform (an action, the precise nature of which is often unspecified).

Doctor – a person who is qualified to treat people who are ill.

Dog – a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, non-retractable claws, and a barking, howling, or whining voice.

Don’t – do not.

Doom – death, destruction, or some other terrible fate.

Door – a hinged, sliding, or revolving barrier at the entrance to a building, room, or vehicle, or in the framework of a cupboard.

Drag – pull (someone or something) along forcefully, roughly, or with difficulty.

Drama – a play for theatre, radio, or television.

Drum – a percussion instrument sounded by being struck with sticks or the hands, typically cylindrical, barrel-shaped, or bowl-shaped, with a taut membrane over one or both ends.

Duck – a waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait.

Dusk – the darker stage of twilight.

Duster – a cloth or pad for dusting furniture.

Medium Difficulty Words That Start With D

Damage – physical harm that impairs the value, usefulness, or normal function of something.

Damp – slightly wet.

Dance – move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps.

Dart – a small pointed missile that can be thrown or fired.

Deadly – causing or able to cause death.

Deal – distribute (cards) in an orderly rotation to players for a game or round.

Debris – scattered pieces of rubbish or remains.

Deep – extending far down from the top or surface.

Define – state or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of.

Degree – the amount, level, or extent to which something happens or is present.

Dent – a slight hollow in a hard even surface made by a blow or pressure.

Deny – state that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of.

Deploy – bring into effective action.

Devote – give all or most of one’s time or resources to (a person or activity).

Digital – involving or relating to the use of computer technology.

Dinosaur – a fossil reptile of the Mesozoic era, in many species reaching an enormous size.

Dirt – a substance, such as mud or dust, that soils someone or something.

Disarm – take a weapon or weapons away from (a person, force, or country).

Discuss – talk about (something) with a person or people.

Dish – a shallow, flat-bottomed container for cooking or serving food.

Dive – plunge headfirst into water with one’s arms raised over one’s head.

Docile – ready to accept control or instruction; submissive.

Dock – an enclosed area of water in a port for the loading, unloading, and repair of ships.

Draw – produce an image of (someone or something) by making lines and marks on paper.

Dream – a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep.

Drive – operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle.

Drone – make a continuous low humming sound.

Dual – consisting of two parts, elements, or aspects.

Duty – a moral or legal obligation; a responsibility.

If there are any easy words beginning with D that you would like to see added to this list, please drop me a comment below and I’ll add them.

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