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Pronunciation of Actually

Pronunciation details of Actually

How is Actually pronounced?

International Phonetic Alphabet coded:

  • actually = 'æktʃuːəliː ('/æ/k/////ə/l//)

Hyphenation of Actually

How is Actually hyphenated?

  • British usage: Ac‐tu‐ally
  • American usage: Ac‐tu‐al‐ly

Tongue twisters with Actually

How can I improve my pronunciation?

You can use tongue twisters (phrases that are difficult to articulate properly, especially fast) to help with pronunciation of certain words and sounds. Actually appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • I can't believe that "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!" is actually a butter that I can't believe is not butter.
    ("I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!" is a butter substitute produced by Becel/Flora/Promise, a subsidiary of Unilever.)
  • I'm a mother pheasant plucker,
    I pluck mother pheasants.
    I'm the most pleasant mother pheasant plucker,
    to ever pluck a mother pheasant. Actually, ...
    I'm Not the pheasant plucker,
    I'm the pheasant plucker's son.
    But I'll stay and pluck the pheasants
    Till the pheasant plucking 's done!

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