Glossary of Pronunciation Terms
Definitions of words and expressions used when talking about pronunciation
Printable Phonemic Chart
The symbols on this chart represent the 44 sounds used in British English speech.
Interactive Phonemic Chart
Click to hear each symbol and sample word. The symbols on this chart represent the 44 sounds used in British English speech.
Pronouncing the Alphabet
Listen to how we say the letters of the alphabet; and learn how to pronounce them correctly.
Sentence Stress in English
Like word stress, sentence stress is a fundamental part of the English language. Your English pronunciation will improve immediately if you start using sentence stress! Learn more about sentence stress in English.
Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling. For example: hour/our or to/too/two.
English Phonetic Spelling
When speaking on the telephone, it is sometimes useful to spell a word using English Phonetic Spelling.
Words that vary by a single sound, for example cat and cut, or fly and fry.
How to Pronounce "the"
How do we know when to say "the" or "thee"?
When to Say "a" or "an"
How do we know when to use the indirect article "a" or "an"?
What is it?
Why is this riddle in the EnglishClub.com pronunciation section?
Tongue-twisters are phrases that "twist your tongue". These English tongue-twisters are very difficult to say, even for native English speakers! Try some English tongue-twisters!