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English Pronunciation

Vowels: ow sound /aʊ/

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How to pronounce the ow sound

The ow sound is a two-sound vowel that ends in a brief w sound.

Part 1: The sound begins with the jaw open and the body of the tongue in a low position in the mouth. The bottom teeth can be felt along the sides of the tongue.

Part 2: Then, as the jaw closes, the lips close into a small circle similar to the position of a w sound. The body of the tongue moves upward until the tongue is near the back of the hard palate.


Common ow sound spellings

spelling example   other pronunciations for spelling
ow cow
brown
owl


long o (snow)
ou mouse
count
out



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The ow sound in suffixes

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Non-phonetic ow sound words

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