Learn how to pronounce the words MADE & MAID with this American English Pronunciation Lesson.

These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way: M-long A-D or /meɪd/.


MADE is the past and past participle of to make.

MAID is a domestic servant or a young, unmarried woman.


The maid made the bed.

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Hi everyone it’s jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday. This is a homophone lesson. The words are pronounced exactly the same way, the only difference is the spelling and the definition.
Our words today are

made which is the past and past participle of to make and

made a domestic servant or a young unmarried woman

So to say these words correctly let’s think of three little sounds. The m sound will start. To say this sound, lips are together and air is moving out of your nose. Move to that long A – open your mouth wide to get that tongue tip low and then the tongue moves to behind the top, to the back of the top front teeth, and then after that, your tongue is there, so then, just touch the back of your teeth for that d,

made made made made made made

And now for a sentence:

The maid made the bed.

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