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

Need some easy words that start with N? You’re on the right page!

I’ve put together a list of words that are easy to spell and sound – as well as some more difficult words – and they all begin with the letter N.

From ‘nail’ to ‘nationwide’, the letter N is responsible for some fun and interesting words!

Easy Words That Start With N

Nail – a small metal spike with a broadened flat head, driven into wood to join things together or to serve as a hook.

Nope – variant of no.

Nose – the part projecting above the mouth on the face of a person or animal, containing the nostrils and used for breathing and smelling.

Nosy – showing too much curiosity about other people’s affairs.

Not – used with an auxiliary verb or ‘be’ to form the negative.

Now – at the present time or moment.

Nun – a member of a religious community of women, typically one living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Medium Difficulty Words That Start With N

Naive – (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.

Namely – that is to say; to be specific (used to introduce detailed information or a specific example).

Naming – give a name to.

Narrow – of small width in relation to length.

Nationwide – extending or reaching throughout a whole nation.

Native – a person born in a specified place or associated with a place by birth, whether subsequently resident there or not.

Natural – existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind.

Nausea – a feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit.

Navigate – plan and direct the course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transport, especially by using instruments or maps.

Nearly – very close to; almost.

Neglect – fail to care for properly.

Neighbor – a person living next door to or very near to the speaker or person referred to.

Neither – used before the first of two (or occasionally more) alternatives (the others being introduced by ‘nor’) to indicate that they are each untrue or each does not happen.

Nephew – a son of one’s brother or sister, or of one’s brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

Network – an arrangement of intersecting horizontal and vertical lines.

Neutral – not supporting or helping either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartial.

Newborn – (of a child or animal) recently or just born.

Newfound – recently discovered or established.

Nightmare – a frightening or unpleasant dream.

Nobody – no person; no one.

Nomad – a member of a people that travels from place to place to find fresh pasture for its animals and has no permanent home.

Nominee – a person who is nominated as a candidate for election or for an honor or award.

None – not any.

Normal – conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.

Nostalgia – a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.

Notebook – a small book with blank or ruled pages for writing notes in.

Nourish – provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition.

Novice – a person new to and inexperienced in a job or situation.

Nuclear – relating to the nucleus of an atom.

Number – an arithmetical value, expressed by a word, symbol, or figure, representing a particular quantity and used in counting and making calculations.

Numerous – great in number; many.

Nurture – care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing.

Nutshell – the hard woody covering around the kernel of a nut.

Nylon – a tough, lightweight, elastic synthetic polymer with a protein-like chemical structure, able to be produced as filaments, sheets, or molded objects.

If there are any easy words beginning with N 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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