Learn how to pronounce the words STARE & STAIR with this American English Pronunciation Lesson.

These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way: S-T-AIR or /stɛr/.

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STARE to hold a gaze or a vacant look. STAIR is a step.


The dog on the stir likes to stare at the cat.


Hi everyone it’s jennifer with Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday – this is a homophone lesson the words are pronounced exactly the same way; the words are just spelled differently and have different meanings. So our words today are stare which means to hold a gaze or a vacant look and stair a step.

So to say these words correctly we’re going to start with that s t cluster to do this your tongue is going to be behind your top front teeth or slightly pointed down towards the bottom of your mouth and the air is going to move over your tongue and out of your mouth continuously; then you’re going to move that tongue to the back of the top front teeth and touch it for that t.

Then we’re going to move to that air vowel and to do that open your mouth wide air. Keep your tongue and about the same place when your mouth is open. It’s going to be low – tip of the tongue is going to be low, back of the tongue is going to be pulled way high up, keep the tongue in that position as you move to square tense lips.

air air air let’s put it all together

stare stare stare stare stare stare stare stare

And now for a sentence
The dog on the stair likes to stare at the cat.

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