Words Beginning With “GR”

The sound “gr” is all about watching the growth of green things: grapes, grass, grain, which all gradually ripen, and when they reach the grocery store, they become groceries.

Gravity is the force responsible for attaching us to the earth, so no surprise that when we are laid to rest it is in a grave. Gravel and granite all share the sense of a granular substance found on the ground (note: “grand” and “granular” are opposites!) A grill, grater, and grate share the same graph-like shape.

Graphite is inside your pencil. It’s the material that lets you write. Its molecular structure al- lows pieces of it to slide off easily onto the page and graphically depict important information on a graph.

What other words start with “gr”?

Jennifer Ball

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