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Pronunciation of All

Pronunciation details of All

How is All pronounced?

International Phonetic Alphabet coded:

  • all = ɔːl (/ɔː/l)

Hyphenation of All

How is All hyphenated?

  • British and American usage: All (no hyphenation)

Tongue twisters with All

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  • You cuss, I cuss, we all cuss, for asparagus!
    (from a Far Side cartoon by Gary Larson)
  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for icecream!
  • Of all the felt I ever felt I never felt felt that felt like that felt felt.
  • I saw a saw in Warsaw. Of all the saws I ever saw I never saw a saw that could saw, like the saw I saw in Warsaw.
  • How much ground would a groundhog hog, if a groundhog could hog ground? A groundhog would hog all the ground he could hog, if a groundhog could hog ground.
  • Now the trees are all groaning in growling, rough gales
    That with thuds and hoarse roaring roll raging around!
    Such leaf-rousing, branch-ruining, ripping, raw wails,
    Such a terrible, thrashing and tree-wrecking sound!
    (by Mark Scrivener)
  • Tommy, Tommy, toiling in a tailor's shop.
    All day long he fits and tucks,
    all day long he tucks and fits,
    and fits and tucks, and tucks and fits,
    and fits and tucks, and tucks and fits.
    Tommy, Tommy, toiling in a tailor's shop.
  • Suzie, Suzie, working in a shoeshine shop.
    All day long she sits and shines,
    all day long she shines and sits,
    and sits and shines, and shines and sits,
    and sits and shines, and shines and sits.
    Suzie, Suzie, working in a shoeshine shop.
    (sung by Ian Mackintosh)
  • The Leith police dismisseth us
    They thought we sought to stay;
    The Leith police dismisseth us
    They thought we'd stay all day.
    The Leith police dismisseth us,
    We both sighed sighs apiece;
    And the sighs that we sighed as we said goodbye
    Were the size of the Leith police.
  • Esau Wood sawed wood. All the wood Esau Wood saw, Esau Wood would saw. All the wood Wood saw, Esau sought to saw. One day Esau Wood's wood-saw would saw no wood. So Esau Wood sought a new wood-saw. The new wood-saw would saw wood. Oh, the wood Esau Wood would saw. Esau sought a saw that would saw wood as no other wood-saw would saw. And Esau found a saw that would saw as no other wood-saw would saw. And Esau Wood sawed wood.

British English pronunciation

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See also the British English pronunciation for all out, and all, and All Time.

American English pronunciation

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See also the American English pronunciation for all night.

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See also pronunciation examples for all but, All Day, all for, all man, all one, all out, all set, All Too, all wet, all-day, all-out, All-Pro, and all, end-all, For All, Red All, The All, We All!, Y'all's, You All, All Ages, and All That.

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