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We are building a video-based pronunciation dictionary and usage API to help you learn how to pronounce and use tough, along with tens of thousands of other English words and phrases.

Typical dictionaries provide you with audio snippets and usage examples like below:

he was feeling tough after a restless night
some plastics are as tough as metal
the tough bottoms of his feet

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tough is a homophone

It joins tuff. 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 interpreted differently given the context.

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Thoughts* on how to pronounce tough

Tough is one of the many hard to pronounce words that contain the letter combination 'ough.' Watch out because there is no real pattern in picking which of the seven pronunciations that are available for the combination.

*These are free thoughts on the pronunciation of tough, 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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