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


DIE: to stop living

DYE: a substance to change the color of something


These words are pronounced D-long I or /daɪ/.


Don’t swallow the dye! It is poisonous and you could die!

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Hello everyone it’s Jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday homophone lesson. Homophones are words that are pronounced exactly the same way but the words are spelled differently and have different meanings.

Our words today are
die to stop living
and dye a substance used to change the color of something

Here are the words. Two little sounds today. We are going to start with that d sound. To do this, the tip of your tongue touches the back of your top front teeth. To be really specific, the spot between your teeth and where the skin on the top of your mouth begins. Air will puff out for this sound and your voice box is vibrating on and moving.

Then we’re going to end with the i. To do this open your mouth really wide in an oval shape. When you have your mouth in that open wide oval shape, tip of your tongue is down, back of your tongue is pulled really high up, oh. Then you’re going to move to the E. Move to the smiling lip position. When you move to that smiling lip position, your tongue will end high and flat in your mouth. So let’s look at that again

i i i and

Let’s put that all together die die die die die die.

And now for a sentence:

Don’t swallow the dye it is poisonous and you could die.

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