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Study: ou words - set 1

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 The Scout troop camped in the woods.
shout You'll need to shout to make him hear.
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 A large amount of fruit was found in the truck.
ground The earthquake made the ground shake.
hound The hounds followed the scent of the fox.
mound A mound is a small hill.
pound One British pound is worth more than one US dollar.
round To sail round the world is a great feat.
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Learn about these words in Unit 15. Spelling choices for /ou/ sound: ou, ow

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