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Spelling list: Silent h words

In these words the letter h is silent. Look for the gh and rh letter patterns in some words.

Learn about these words in unit 22. Words with silent letters e.g. wrap, comb, sign, knight

Log in for sound honest To be honest, I don't know the answer.
Log in for sound honor American English spelling Address the judge as 'Your Honor.'.
Log in for sound ghost 'Specter' is another word for 'ghost'.
Log in for sound ghastly That painting is so awful I'd call it ghastly.
Log in for sound aghast I'm so aghast at how food prices have risen.
Log in for sound gherkin A gherkin is a small pickled cucumber.
Log in for sound ghetto He escaped from the city ghetto and made a better life.
Log in for sound ghoul Ghoul is an old word for an evil spirit.
Log in for sound rhinoceros In some countries the rhinoceros is in danger of extinction.
Log in for sound rhubarb Rhubarb is her favourite fruit.
Log in for sound rhyme Time, crime and chime all rhyme.
Log in for sound rhythm James plays rhythm guitar.
Log in for sound vehicle Good locks can deter vehicle theft.
Log in for sound exhibition Many people visited the art exhibition.
Log in for sound exhaust I'm exhausted after that long run.

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