Learn how to pronounce the words THROWN & THRONE with this American English Pronunciation Lesson.


THRONE is a ceremonial chair.

THROWN means to propel with force.


These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way: TH-R-long O-N or /θroʊn/.


The queen had thrown her crown on the throne.

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Hey everyone it is Jennifer with Tarle speech and your two for Tuesday homophone lesson. Homophones are words with different spellings, different meanings, but they are pronounced exactly the same way.

We have two words today:
thrown a ceremonial chair and
thrown to propel with force

So to say these words correctly we are going to start with that t h sound th. Your tongue comes out of your mouth for the sound and you need to have space between your teeth and your tongue so the air can move over your tongue and out of your mouth. I tell people not to touch their teeth with their tongue even though sometimes they can touch slightly on the sides. Just because if you touch the front teeth, you close the ability for the air to come out, and then it sounds like t and we don’t want that we want a th th

You can see my tongue sort of makes a little cup. th th th

Then from there we are going to move to that r sound. To do this the tip of your tongue is inside of your mouth and it’s either pointed down or flipped back. My tip is for this take your time this is a super difficult sound combination so practice moving slowly let’s try it together. thr thr thr

After you get good at that you can go a little bit faster. But again my tip is – take your time at first and really get the feel for that sound.

Next we’re going to move to that long o and to do this your mouth opens wide and then it puckers. Your tongue tip will be down low and then it’ll move to about the middle of the mouth. And then end by touching the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth nor that n, air moves out of your nose. Let’s put it all together and go slowly at first
throne thrown throne
throne thrown throne
throne thrown throne

And now for a sentence;
The queen had thrown her crown on the throne.

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