Written ‘gh’ has no sound of its own. It’s never pronounced as it’s written, i.e. /gh/.
Sometimes written ‘gh’ even disappears,
as in Silent GH words.
/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.
And now it’s your turn.
Here’s your audio pronunciation quiz.