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The /cl/ Sound: English Pronunciation Practice Made Easy english cl sound english consonant clusters

What is the /cl/ Sound?

First, let's look at a few examples of words with the English /cl/ sound:

  • clue
  • clerk
  • nuclear
  • nuclear
  • uncle
  • circle

According to Baruch College's Tools for Clear Speech, the cl /kl/ sound is made by doing the following:

/kl/ is a cluster, which is a combination of...

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