Pronunciation Of The Word “Buoy”
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Buoy – For this word: the “uo” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “u”; there is a phantom letter “w” in-between the “o” and the “y” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next); and the final “y” is pronounced like the long letter “e”.
– /BOO-wee/ – /ˈbu.wiː/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –