How to say words spelled with OULD

Today’s question is from an ESL speaker in the United States.  “Is a slight sound of an “l” in WOULD, no?”

Words spelled with OULD are pronounced with two sounds:  Short oo and D.  No L sound is used.  This spelling combination of sounds is pronounced like the “OOD” in the words:  wood, good, stood.

Here are some other examples:

Would

Should

Could

 

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