Learn how to pronounce the words SLIGHT & SLEIGHT with this American English Homophone pronunciation lesson. These words are pronounce the SAME way but have different meanings and different spellings.


These words are pronounced the SAME way: /slaɪt / or s-l-i-t


Slight – to a small degree

Sleight – the use of cunning, especially to deceive.


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


Hi everyone Jennifer from Tarle Speech with your two for Tuesday homophone lesson. Homophones are words that are pronounced exactly the same way they just have different spellings and different meanings. Our words today are slight a small degree or sleight the use of cunning to deceive or to insult. We often hear this in the phrase a sleight of hand meaning we’re going to deceive someone.

To say these words correctly we only have four sounds. So many letters that gets confusing. So to say this word correctly, let’s start with that s. Tip of the tongue is pointed down or behind the top teeth that’s not touching. Air moves out of the mouth continuously. Smiling for this letter.

Then we’re going to move to the L. You’re actually going to touch the back of your teeth. L Keep your lips pulled back almost in that smile shape.

Then we’re going to open wide for the I. And to do this open wide, tip of the tongue goes low, back of the tongue is pulled high up, and then we’re going to close to a smile again. I As you close to the smile your tongue ends high and flat in the mouth.

Then just touch the tip of your tongue to those teeth again for that t. T

slight sleight slight
slight sleight slight

And now for a sentence:
The sleight of hand led to a slight advantage.

Give it a try people are going to notice the difference. If you found this helpful we’d love it if you shared us with your friends. If you need help please check us out at Tarle speech.

Thanks everyone have an amazing week!

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