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The Letter X

The-Letter-XThe letter X usually makes the sound /KS/, e.g., fox and box. This is the sound you would first introduce to a child. The letter X frequently sounds like GZ, e.g., exact, exam, exert and exile. The letter X consonant sound ranks in the rare category along with its counterparts: qu, y and z. The letter X can also make the following sounds:

  • K followed by SH, e.g., complexion,
  • G followed by the sound ZH, e.g., luxurious,
  • Z, e.g., xylophone, Xerox & xenon, and
  • X (its name), e.g., X-axis & X-ray.

Letter X Worksheets

Letter-X-Worksheet-1 We created worksheets to help your child or student practice forming the letter X correctly. Ideally, letters should be formed from top to bottom and left to right with a continuous stroke when possible. The upper- and lowercase X are formed the say way – slant right, lift and slant left.

Letter X Worksheet 1
We offer a free printable worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the upper- and lowercase letter X.

Letter X Worksheet 2
We offer a free printable worksheet that focuses on the uppercase letter x. We encourage a child to say, trace and write the uppercase letter X.

Letter X Worksheet 3
We offer a free printable worksheet that focuses on the lowercase letter x. We encourage a child to say, trace and write the lowercase letter X.

Letter X Worksheet 4
We offer a free printable worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the upper- and lowercase letter X.

Letter X Worksheet 5
We offer a free printable worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the upper- and lowercase letter x.

Words with the Letter X

The table below contains a list of letter X words that make the /ks/ sound. We also indicate the location of the /ks/ sound – middle (medial) or ending (final).

Letter X Words
Sound
axfinal sound
axismedial sound
boxfinal sound
complexfinal sound
exceedmedial sound
excelmedial sound
exceptmedial sound
excerpmedial sound
excessmedial sound
exchangemedial sound
excitedmedial sound
exclaimmedial sound
excludemedial sound
excusemedial sound
exercisemedial sound
exhalemedial sound
exodusmedial sound
expandmedial sound
expectmedial sound
expelmedial sound
expertmedial sound
explainmedial sound
explodemedial sound
exploremedial sound
exportmedial sound
exposemedial sound
expressmedial sound
exrtrovertmedial sound
extendmedial sound
extentmedial sound
exteriormedial sound
externalmedial sound
extinctmedial sound
extortmedial sound
extramedial sound
extractmedial sound
extraordinarymedial sound
extrememedial sound
extrudemedial sound
fixfinal sound
fixturemedial sound
flaxfinal sound
flexfinal sound
foxfinal sound
hexfinal sound
indexfinal sound
laxfinal sound
loxfinal sound
Maxfinal sound
Mexicomedial sound
mixfinal sound
mixturemedial sound
oxfinal sound
oxenmedial sound
perplexfinal sound
poxfinal sound
prefixfinal sound
relaxfinal sound
sixfinal sound
sixtymedial sound
taxfinal sound
Texasmedial sound
toxinmedial sound
vexfinal sound
waxfinal sound

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