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.
1. gh words
2. gh words: secret 7 verbs
3. gh words: silent
4. gh words: f…g…p
5. gh words: dough – doughnut
6. gh words: rough – tough – enough – slough off
7. gh words: cough – trough – ought to – wrought
8. gh words: homophones