Learn how to pronounce the words CORAL & CHORAL with this American English Homophone Pronunciation Lesson. These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way.


CHORAL: an adjective describing singing

CORAL: the material that forms reefs


These words are pronounced exactly the same way!

/ˈkɔrəl/ or kor-ul


The choral concert featured a song about a coral reef.

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Hey everyone!

Jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday homophone lesson.

Homophones are words that are pronounced exactly the same, different meanings, and different spellings.

We have:

coral what forms reefs and

choral an adjective describing singing

We have two syllables or two beats today.  Let’s start with syllable number one core.

To say this we’re gonna start with the k sound. Tip of the tongue is down back of the tongue is pulled high up.  Air puffs out.

Then we’re going to move to the or. To do this start with the pucker. Pucker those lips! Tongue is flat in the middle of the mouth then moves to that er sound. To do that back of your tongue is pulled way high up tip of your tongue is either down or flipped back for this sound. Don’t forget to move your lips from puckered to pulled back into that square tense shape.

or or or

core core core

Now for the ul we’re gonna have just a short uh sound there and that’s gonna help us move from that er, from the er to the l sound.  For that uh sound your tongue is just flat and relaxed in the middle of your mouth; then you’re going to move to touching the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth for that l sound.

ul coral coral choral coral choral coral

And now for a sentence:

The choral concert featured a song about a coral reef.

Give it a try people are going to notice the difference!

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