The vowel Sound of o as strong in odd

Most Americans pronounce this sound similar to a as in arm but shorter. Some speakers, however, pronounce the sound similar to a as in all but shorter. The latter pronunciation prevails in England.

Equivalent a as in was

Phonetic Symbol, ɑ

po, to, ko, bo, do, go oth, oz, ol, om, on, ong

oxen

poppy

volume

office

bonnet

tonsil

olive

monitor

dollar

oblong

what

dodge

onward

wand

knob

object

forest

novel

  1. Lottie is fond of hot chocolate.
  2. Polly's bonnet bobbed when she nodded.
  3. Olive dropped her doll on the dock.
  4. A flock of swans was on the pond.
  5. Mr. Roberts, Oscar, and John play golf.
  6. The shopper lost the box of socks on the trolley.
  7. The odd hostler hopped to the top of the omnibus.

lodge

jockey

holly

lock

jocund

hobble

romp

yonder

hominy

rod

yacht

blot

soggy

college

frock

sob

cotton

frog

shock

gondola

flock

shop

goggle

plod

chop

gossip

prod

chopper

goblet

stock

  1. The pollen fell from the poppy to the sod.
  2. The robber did not unlock the doctor 's box.
  3. Thomas and Robert took a snapshot of the yacht.
  4. An orange, a watch, and a wallet were in Donald's pockets.
  5. The oxen plodded onward and Roger followed.
  6. The cobbler stopped tapping and watched the clock.
  7. Mrs. Swan gave Oliver a dollar for doing odd jobs.
  8. Warren followed the dog to the hollow log.
  9. The honest scholar did not keep the volume.
  10. Dorothea wanted to go to the opera with Con­stance and Conrad.
  11. Dolly put the hot waffles and the chocolate pot on Molly's copper
  12. A drop of ink dropped on the college catalog and blotted the top line.
  13. Otto saw a rod, a box, a lock, a clock, and many odd objects in the shop.