Clothes is a multisyllabic word / phrase. With multiple consonant groups, its pronunciation and usage might cause initial problems with pronunciation and usage. Its pronunciation is widely considered to be difficult. We are building a video-based pronunciation dictionary and usage API to help you learn how to pronounce and use clothes, along with tens of thousands of other English words and phrases.
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he always bought his clothes at the same store
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clothes is a homophone
close. Being homophones, they are pronounced alike but vary in meaning
and possibly spelling. Watching videos for these words will allow you to see how their sound, when pronounced, could be
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Thoughts* on how to pronounce
The pronunciation of the word 'clothes' raises a particularly interesting issue given its relationship with its prefix 'cloth'. Clothes are generally made of cloth, yet the prefix 'cloth' is not pronounced the same way as the singular word 'cloth'. In particular, for 'clothes' the 'clo' prefix is sounded more like it is with the word 'close'.
*These are free thoughts on the pronunciation of clothes, and they will likely
evolve overtime. They are typically informal and may use different a phonetic pronunciation
alphabet from time to time.
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