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Here are All the English Words That Begin With Consonant Trigraphs

Words in English Language that Begin with Consonant Trigraphs
Did you know that a single sound is produced from a three-letter combination? Yes, you guessed right, a trigraph it is. For example, the sound of 'igh' in high. Penlighten gives a comprehensive list of most common words in English language that begin with consonant trigraphs. This will come handy while teaching your kids about word structures, and when playing word games like scrabble.
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: Jun 2, 2018
The German Origin
The trigraph 'sch' is German and is substituted by 'sh' in English language.
Trigraph is a combination of three successive letters representing a single sound, such as the sound of 'tch' in catchor watch. Trigraphs can be prefixes or suffixes. In the example we saw, 'tch' is a suffix.
Trigraphs fall in the category of consonant blends, which is a blend of 2 or 3 consonants that produce a distinct consonant sound. For instance, the sound of 'cr' in crack (c and r are both consonants), the sound of 'str' in string (s, t, r are all consonants). These are also known as consonant clusters.
Some common consonant trigraphs are nth, sch, str, thr etc., where nth is added as a suffix trigraph, while sch, str, thr are prefixes.

Here's a list of some common examples that begin with consonant trigraphs.
List of Common Consonant Trigraphs

sch scr shr sph
spr squ str thr
sch

schedule
schema
schematic
scheme
schism
schismatic
schizophrenia
scholar
scholarship
scholastic
school
schrod

scr

scrabble
scrag
scram
scramble
scrapbook
scrape
scratch
scrawl
scrawny
scream
screech
screen
screenwriter
screw
screwdriver
scribble
scrim
scrimmage
scrimp
script
scripture
scrod
scroll
scrooge
scrotum
scrounge
scrub
scrunch
scruples
scrutinize

shr

shrank
shred
shrew
shrewd
shriek
shrift
shrike
shrill
shrimp
shrine
shrink
shrinkage
shrivel
shroud
shrub
shrubberies
shrug
shrunk

sph

sphagnum
sphere
spherical
spheroid
sphincters
sphinx

spl

splash
splat
splatter
splay
spleen
splendid
splendor
splenetic
splice
splenii
spliff
spinster
split
splodge
splotchy
splosh
splurge
splutter

spr

sprag
sprain
sprang
sprat
sprawl
spray
spread
spreadsheet
spree
sprig
sprightly
spring
springer
sprinkle
sprint
sprite
spritsail
spritzer
sprocket
sprout
spruce
sprue
sprung
spry

squ

squab
squabble
squad
squadron
squalid
squalls
squalor
squamous
squander
square
squash
squat
squaw
squawk
squeak
squeal
squeamish
squeegee
squeeze
squib
squid
squill
squinch
squint
squirrel
squirt
squish

str

straddle
strafe
straggle
straight
straightaway
straightener
straightforward
strain
strait
strake
strand
strange
strangle
strap
strapless
strata
strategic
strategy
stratosphere
stratus
straw
strawberry
stray
streak
stream
street
streetlight
strength
strep
stress
stretch
strew
strickle
strict
stride
strife
strike
string
stringy
strive
strobe
stroke
stroll
stroma
strong
strove
struck
structure
strudel
struggle
strut

thr

thrall
thrash
throve
thread
threat
threaten
three
threefold
threesome
thresh
threw
thrice
thrift
thrill
thriller
thrive
throat
throb
thrombus
throng
throstle
throne
throttle
through
throughout
throw
thrush