Interactive Phonemic Chart
Listen to the sounds of English
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The symbols on this clickable chart represent the 44 sounds used in British English speech (Received Pronunciation). Click on each symbol or sample word to hear. (See also: Printable Phonemic Chart)
Monophthong vowels are arranged by mouth shape:
- left > right, lips wide > lips round
- top > bottom, jaw closed > jaw open
The first two rows of consonants are paired:
- above, voiceless
- below, voiced
This version of the phonemic chart is based on the familiar Adrian Underhill layout.