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The /ʊ/ Sound

TongueThe back of the tongue lifts towards the back of the roof of the mouth.
LipsThe lips flare.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords vibrate.

Examples of words with the /ʊ/ sound


borrowing
/ˈbɑroʊɪŋ/
/ˈbɑ-roʊ-ɪŋ/
Pronounced by Matthew

donation
/doʊˈneɪʃən/
/doʊ-ˈneɪ-ʃən/
Pronounced by Joanna

yellow
/ˈjɛloʊ/