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
Our service extends existing pronunciation dictionaries by adding visual and situational context.
tough is a homophone
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.
Thoughts* on how to pronounce
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.