Learn how to pronounce the words WRECK, REEK, and WREAK with this American English Pronunciation Lesson. WREAK AND REEK are homophones and are pronounced the same way.




REEK means a strong unpleasant odor.

WREAK means to cause damage.

WRECK means to ruin something.


Wreak and reek are pronounced the same: r-long e-k or /rik/ and rhyme with geek, leak, meek, peak, seek.

Wreck is pronounced r-short e-k /rɛk/ and rhymes with heck, neck, peck.