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ow words

Sometimes the /ou/ sound - like in the word out - is spelt with the letters ow.

This is often the case if the /ou/ sound falls at the end of the word (like in cow), or if it comes before the letters n (like in clown) and l (like in owl).

Practise the /ou/ sound in these examples.

owl
I heard the hoot of an owl.
brow
He wiped his brow.
now
I was tackled in football and now I have a bruise.
sow
A female pig is called a sow.
vow
Some monks make a vow of silence.
howl
The wolf let out a great howl.
growl
A dog might growl to protect its pups.
prowl
That cat is on the prowl for a bird.
scowl
The scowl on his face told us he was in bad mood.
brown
The leaves are turning red and brown.
clown
They hired a clown to entertain at the birthday party.
crown
The king wears a gold crown.
down
A tear rolled down my cheek.
drown
He might drown.
frown
His face crumpled into a deep, dark frown.
gown
The bride wore a white silk gown.
town
The bus was going to town.
crowd
A crowd had gathered around the street performer.

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Learn about these words in Unit 15. Spelling choices for /ou/ sound: ou, ow

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