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igh words

Sometimes we use a trigraph - three letters - to spell a particular sound.

In these examples, the letters igh are needed to spell the long /i/ sound.

Learn them using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check activity.

high
Birds fly high in the sky.
sigh
The bored girl gave a loud sigh.
thigh
The upper part of a leg is called the thigh.
bright
The holly berry is bright red.
fight
He broke his nose in a fight.
flight
Our flight was delayed by fog.
fright
The loud bang gave me a fright.
knight
The knight carried a shield.
might
You might have forgotten.
night
I heard a very weird noise in the night.
plight
We wanted to help their plight.
sight
I saw a strange sight last night.
slight
I have a slight pain in my neck.
tight
My new boots are too tight.
delight
Linda screamed with delight when she opened the present.
nightmare
The child woke up crying after he had a nightmare.
twilight
Twilight is the time of day just after sunset.
highlight
White paint was used to highlight the detail.
height
He was at the height of his popularity.

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Learn about these words in Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?

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Other lists from Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?

a-e words - set 1
a-e words - set 2
ai words - set 1
ai words - set 2
ay words - set 1
ay words - set 2
ey words This list contains British English spellings
ei words This list contains American English spellings
e words
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