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The word 'butterball' has 3 syllables.
ˈbʌ-tər-ˌbɔl


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Sound by Sound American English Phonetic Pronunciation of the word 'Butterball'

Practicing the sound by sound pronunciation table of the word 'Butterball' will help you improve your spoken American English.

#2: /b/
LipsThe lips start together. Then they separate.
TeethThere is a small gap between the teeth.
AirFirst, the air stops. Then, it flows.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords vibrate.
#3: /ʌ/
TongueThe tongue relaxes. The back of the tongue presses down a little bit. The tip of the tongue is forward.
LipsThe lips relax.
JawThe jaw drops.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords vibrate.
#4: /t/
TongueThe tongue will come up. The front part will touch the roof of the mouth behind the top teeth. Then it will pull down to release the air.
TeethThe teeth are together. Then they separate.
AirAir passes through the mouth. First, the air stops. Then, it flows.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords do not vibrate.
#5: /ə/
TongueThe tongue remains forward and relaxed.
LipsThe lips relax.
JawThe jaw drops.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords vibrate.
#6: /r/
TongueThe tongue forms an arch near the roof of the mouth. It does not touch any part of the mouth.
AirThe air flows through a narrow space in your mouth.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords vibrate.
#7: /ˌ/
#8: /b/
LipsThe lips start together. Then they separate.
TeethThere is a small gap between the teeth.
AirFirst, the air stops. Then, it flows.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords vibrate.
#9: /ɔ/
TongueThe tongue is flat. Then it moves low in the mouth and pulls back. The tip of the tongue should touch the back of the bottom front teeth.
LipsThe lips form a rounded shape.
JawThe jaw opens and the mouth widens.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords vibrate.
#10: /l/
TongueThe tongue is against the back of the upper teeth.
AirThe air flows around the sides of the mouth.
Vocal ChordsThe vocal cords vibrate.

Examples of sentences with the word 'butterball'

I accidentally hugged a butterball turkey at the grocery store thinking it was my cousin.

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Betty bought a butterball for her big brother Bob, but Bill the baker baked a better butterball, so Betty brought back the bad butterball and bought Bill's butterball instead.

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