Learn how to pronounce the words ROOT, ROUT, ROUTE with this American English Homophone pronunciation lesson. These words have different variations in pronunciation. So, this lesson is both a homophone and heteronym lesson.


route – a way to get from point A to point B, to send along a certain course

rout – to retreat or in a state of confusion

root – an underground part of a plant or the cause of something

Pronunciation variations:

rout: /raʊt/

root: /rut, rʊt/

route: /raʊt, rut/

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HOMOPHONES – words spelled differently, with different meanings, but are pronounced the same way. 

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