Learn how to pronounce the words TOLLED & TOLD with this American English Homophone Pronunciation Lesson.  These words are pronounced exactly the same way!


TOLD: gave an account

TOLLED: sounded like a bell


These words are pronounced exactly the same way:  /toʊld/ or told.


Hi everyone Jennifer from Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday homophone lesson. Homophones are pronounced exactly the same way. They just have different meanings and different pronunciations.

Our words are:
told: gave an account and
tolled: sounded like a bell

So to say these words correctly four sounds.

Start with that t. Touch the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth and as you pull it down air will puff out of your mouth.

Move to the long o. To do this you’re going to open in a wide oval shape. Tip of the tongue is down. Back of the tongue is pulled high up. And then round to a pucker. As you round to that pucker your tongue is just going to go along for the ride and it will end flat in the middle of your mouth.

Then we’re going to add the l, l. Do this by keeping that tongue moving all the way up to the back of the top front teeth. Super specifically where your teeth meet the roof of your mouth. And then pull the tongue down for that d d as you let the air puff out.

Let’s put it all together.

t old
told told told
tolled tolled tolled

And now for a sentence:
When the bell tolled the teacher told the students to take their seats.

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