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Study the word list: Silent b words

This word list looks at words spelled with a silent b. These mb words are pronounced with the vowel sound m.

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bomb
The disposal squad quickly defused the bomb.
climb
They set out to climb Mount Everest.
crumb
The waiter brushed the crumb off the table.
dumb
He was struck dumb with horror.
lamb
The newborn lamb had to be fed by hand.
limb
This soldier has lost the use of two limbs.
numb
My fingers are numb with cold.
thumb
The killer was trapped by his thumb print.
plumber
To fix the sink the plumber needed a better tool.
tomb
In the churchyard there was a marble tomb.
womb
A baby spends nine months in the womb.
catacomb
A catacomb is an underground cemetery.
debt
Many people are in debt to their bank.
doubt
I doubt if we will have enough money to go on holiday.
subtle
His jokes are so subtle we can't understand them.

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


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