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The sound /ou/ as in out, at the beginning or in the middle of a word, is often spelled with the letters ou. The only two cases where the ou sound is spelled with the letters ou at the end of the word are thou and miaou . This list looks at a few ou words.

loud The baby gave a loud wail.
proud Dad was very proud when I won first prize.
shroud A shroud is cloth used to wrap a body.
noun A noun is a word that names someone or something.
sour Lemons have a sour taste.
scour We will scour the county until we find this criminal.
scout He went to scout out a spot for dinner.
shout He had to shout before he was heard.
spout The old jug has a chipped spout.
sprout The plants began to sprout leaves.
stout The man was described as short and stout.
bound He's bound to want to come to the party.
found I found my lost book.
ground The earthquake made the ground shake.
hound The fox and the hound were best friends.
mound A mound is a small hill.
pound I have one pound coin in my money box.
round I'll come round to your house.
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Learn more about these words in Unit 15. Spelling choices for /ou/ sound: ou, ow

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