Words beginning with “br”

The sound “br” imparts the sense of “branching”— where one turns into several: but the first division makes two. Even the brain has a right and left side.

brain

brothers

eyebrows breasts

bridge

bra/brassiere

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Words beginning with “br”

Words beginning with “br”

broom

brocolli

branch hairbrush

braids toothbrush

Language operates on metaphor: the actual branch/bush turns into practical broom/brush, which then turns into the conceptual braiding and breeding. A “bride” is defined by her breeding role (which bridges two families).

bronchial tubes in the lungs

brick wall

brick

brie bread bracelet bridle

Branching implies one composed of many, and that’s the relationship between a brick and a brick wall, a slice of bread and a loaf, and wedge of brie and a wheel. There’s also the constraining aspect of branches, which serve as a restriction, for example: brace, bracelet, bridle.

breeds (of cats)

bride braces

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What other words start with “br”?

_ _ eakfast is the first meal of the day. “Fast” means “not eat,” so “_ _ eakfast” means “break not eating,” or eat!

br
“Please _ _ing me some water like you _ _ought me yesterday.”

The sun is _ _ ight in the same way that a diamond is _ _ illiant: both are metaphors for “smart.” “Shiny” = “clever.”

_ _ownies are sweet, and are named for their _ _own color. Lawyers keep _ _iefs, or legal papers, in their _ _iefcases so they can be prepared before the judge.

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