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English pronunciation. The dipthong sound of BOY

Annoy that boy with the noisy toy.

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Boys Sound
Toy Sound
Coil Sound

How to make this sound

-oy-

boy ploy destroy boy toy loyal enjoy alloy annoy oyster royal

-oi-

void point coin spoil boil toil oil join soil coil ointment

-oi-

lawyer

Sound

How to make this sound

BOY is a diphthong vowel. The lips are rounded and forward for the /o/ position and then quickly move back to an opened mouth smile position for the /ee/ sound. This is also a diphthong.

BOY sound in English pronunciation

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  1. The boy enjoyed playing with his toys.
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  2. The singers were annoyed by the noise in the audience.
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  3. The royal advisers were loyal.
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  4. Over boiling the oysters will spoil them.
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  5. The coins fell onto the soil.
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  6. point to the right ointment.
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  7. Oil that metal coil, please.
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  8. The boy destroyed the toy shop.
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  9. The rag was oily.
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  10. This alloy coin has a royal head on one side.
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