How to pronounce clothes
You may be surprised to learn that the word clothes, as in, I buy my clothes at Uniglow, is pronounced with a /z/ sound.
It sounds like this:
And yes, Close the door, has the same pronunciation.
Below is a screenshot from the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
You can actually see two possible pronunciations here. I’d use the first one.
This newz will be a relief to thoze of you who find the interdental TH sounds challenging to pronounce.
- I buy my clothes at UNIglow.
The /z/ sound is very common in spoken American English.
You’ll find this sound is places that you don’t expect.
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