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

Need some easy words that start with M?

In this post, I’ve put together a list of some common words beginning with the letter M that are easy – and some medium difficulty.

They’re great for kids learning to spell and sound out words, as well as helping out if you’re looking for a specific word starting with M.

I hope you find what you’re looking for!

Easy Words That Start With M

Mad – mentally ill; insane.

Milk – an opaque white fluid rich in fat and protein, secreted by female mammals for the nourishment of their young.

Mirror – a surface, typically of glass coated with a metal amalgam, which reflects a clear image.

Mist – a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface that limits visibility (to a lesser extent than fog; strictly, with visibility remaining above 1 km).

Money – a current medium of exchange in the form of coins and banknotes; coins and banknotes collectively.

Monkey – a small to medium-sized primate that typically has a long tail, most kinds of which live in trees in tropical countries.

Moon – the natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun.

More – a greater or additional amount or degree of.

Moth – an insect with two pairs of broad wings covered in microscopic scales, typically drably colored and held flat when at rest. Moths are chiefly nocturnal and lack the clubbed antennae of butterflies.

Mouse – a small rodent that typically has a pointed snout, relatively large ears and eyes, and a long tail.

Mouth – the opening and cavity in the lower part of the human face, surrounded by the lips, through which food is taken in and vocal sounds are emitted.

Mud – soft, sticky matter resulting from the mixing of earth and water.

Mule – the offspring of a donkey and a horse (strictly, a male donkey and a female horse), typically sterile and used as a beast of burden.

Music – vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

Must – be obliged to; should (expressing necessity).

Medium Difficulty Words That Start With M

Machine – an apparatus using mechanical power and having several parts, each with a definite function and together performing a particular task.

Magnet – a piece of iron or other material which has its component atoms so ordered that the material exhibits properties of magnetism, such as attracting other iron-containing objects or aligning itself in an external magnetic field.

Mainland – a large continuous extent of land that includes the greater part of a country or territory, as opposed to offshore islands and detached territories.

Majority – the greater number.

Malice – the desire to harm someone; ill will.

Malware – software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to a computer system.

Mandatory – required by law or mandate; compulsory.

Mapping – an operation that associates each element of a given set (the domain) with one or more elements of a second set (the range).

Mare – the female of a horse or other equine animal.

Marketing – the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.

Material – the matter from which a thing is or can be made.

Maximum – as great, high, or intense as possible or permitted.

Meadow – a piece of grassland, especially one used for hay.

Measure – ascertain the size, amount, or degree of (something) by using an instrument or device marked in standard units.

Meatball – a ball of minced or chopped meat.

Meditate – focus one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation.

Meeting – an assembly of people for a particular purpose, especially for formal discussion.

Melt – make or become liquefied by heat.

Memory – the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information.

Menace – a person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger.

Mend – repair (something that is broken or damaged).

Messenger – a person who carries a message or is employed to carry messages.

Method – a particular procedure for accomplishing or approaching something, especially a systematic or established one.

Migrate – (of an animal, typically a bird or fish) move from one region or habitat to another according to the seasons.

Militants – a militant person.

Minimal – of a minimum amount, quantity, or degree; negligible.

Minority – the smaller number or part, especially a number or part representing less than half of the whole.

Mint – an aromatic plant native to temperate regions of the Old World, several kinds of which are used as culinary herbs.

Misery – a state or feeling of great physical or mental distress or discomfort.

Miss – fail to hit, reach, or come into contact with (something aimed at).

Missile – an object which is forcibly propelled at a target, either by hand or from a mechanical weapon.

Mobile – able to move or be moved freely or easily.

Modern – relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past.

Modest – unassuming in the estimation of one’s abilities or achievements.

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

If you didn’t find what you were looking for – or maybe you just want more easy words – click any of the letters below to see a list of easy words starting with that letter of the alphabet:

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