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Words with Silent Letter K

Words with Silent Letter K

What is a silent letter?

A silent letter is a letter that, in a particular word, does not correspond to any sound in the word’s pronunciation. One of the noted difficulties of English spelling is a high number of silent letters, they make the spelling of words different from their pronunciation.

List of Words with Silent Letter K

Here’s a list of “silent letters K” in English.

  • Knack
  • Knead
  • Knee
  • Kneel
  • Knew
  • Knickers
  • Knife
  • Knight
  • Knitting
  • Knob
  • Knock
  • Knot
  • Know
  • Knowledge
  • Knuckle

Silent K words with meaning and examples

Here are the silent ‘K’ words with their meanings and examples:


  • Meaning: A special skill or talent.
  • Example: She has a knack for solving puzzles quickly.


  • Meaning: To work dough or clay into a uniform mixture by pressing, folding, and stretching.
  • Example: You need to knead the dough for at least ten minutes.


  • Meaning: The joint between the thigh and the lower leg.
  • Example: He injured his knee while playing soccer.


  • Meaning: To go down or rest on the knees.
  • Example: She knelt down to tie her shoe.


  • Meaning: Past tense of ‘know’; to have been aware of.
  • Example: I knew the answer to the question.


  • Meaning: Underpants, typically for women or girls.
  • Example: She bought a new pair of knickers.


  • Meaning: A tool with a sharp blade used for cutting.
  • Example: He used a knife to slice the bread.


  • Meaning: A man granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch or other leader for service to the country.
  • Example: The knight rode bravely into battle.


  • Meaning: The process of making fabric by interlocking loops of yarn with needles.
  • Example: She spent the evening knitting a scarf.


  • Meaning: A round handle or a control switch.
  • Example: Turn the knob to open the door.


  • Meaning: To strike a surface noisily to attract attention, especially when waiting to be let in.
  • Example: Please knock before entering my room.


  • Meaning: A fastening made by tying a piece of string, rope, or something similar.
  • Example: He tied a knot in the rope to secure it.


  • Meaning: To be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information.
  • Example: I know the answer to the question.


  • Meaning: Information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education.
  • Example: She has extensive knowledge of European history.


  • Meaning: The joint of a finger, especially when the fist is closed.
  • Example: He cracked his knuckles out of habit.

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