These websites allow you to enter a specific word that you do not know how to pronounce correctly. The website will then pronounce the word for you:
|PRONUNCIATION OF SOUNDS||The following list of sites shows students how to make specific sounds using their tongue, teeth, lips and vocal cords. Read further down if you are looking for a list of websites that shows students how to pronounce specific words.|
|University of Iowa Phonetics Project
|This is a very technical site. It shows how the tongue, teeth, and lips should be placed in order to create and pronounce every sound in the English language.|
|PRONUNCIATION OF WORDS||The following list of sites shows students how to pronounce specific words.|
|This is, by far, the clearest and most comprehensive website when it comes to pronouncing words in English that I have come across. This is my #1 recommendation at the moment in this category. The site has an interface for standard computer (PC) browsers, as well as mobile platforms (Android & iOS).|
|This useful website provides the definition of the word as well as its pronunciation--click on the American "speaker" icon.|
|This useful website provides the definition of the word as well as its pronunciation--click on the "speaker" icon. At the time of writing, the pronunciation on this website was not as clear as vocabulary.com or the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. I like the website because the URL is easy to remember.|
|Forvo is a socially-based pronunciation website with several versions of the word from all parts of the world.|
|How J Say
|A free online Talking English Pronunciation Dictionary - simply mouse over your entry to hear it pronounced. American and British spellings, with alternative pronunciations. Sounds are fast and completely natural, pre-recorded by native speakers. Answers the question "How do you say...?".
Careful, the recordings are spoken by British (not North American) speakers. Still, this is a great resource for hearing many difficult letter pairings.
|In the search field on YouTube, simply enter the words "How to pronounce _______" with the word you wish to hear. For example, "how to pronounce hair". There are a few users that have cataloged the pronunciation for every word in the English language there.|