I wonder how an American pronounces…
We write: dough
We say: /dow/
ough = /ow/ + silent gh
Written gh has no sound of its own.
It’s never pronounced as it’s written…/g/ or /h/.
/niyd/ …. /niyd/ … /dow/
Then we need to knead the dough.
/ˈkʊ–kiy–dow/ … /ˈkʊ-kiyz/
When I was little, I liked to eat cookie dough
when my mother made cookies.
Pizza dough is easy to make. [link]
/ˈrɛ–sə–piy/ … /ˈpas–tə–dow/
Here’s a recipe for homemade pasta dough. [link]
/ˈdʌn–kɪn-ˈdow–nət͡s/ … /ˈdow–nət/ … /ˈdow–nət/
At Dunkin’ Donuts, you see a new spelling: donut.
The standard spelling, however, is still doughnut.
The word dough is also slang for money.
Only 4 words in English have written ough = /ow/ + silent gh.
1. dough(nut) /ˈðow-nət/
2. (al)though /ɔl-ˈðow/
3. borough /ˈbɚ-ow/
4. thorough /ˈθɚ-ow/