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Vowel sounds - the eight English diphthongs

Word lists to practise the vowel sounds in:

------day-----------sky-----------boy------------beer------------bear-----------tour------------go-------------cow

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Words with common or rhyming diphthong as final sound

as in day, pay, say, lay.

a (the letter)
A (the letter)
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous or Automobile Association)
affray
airplay
airway
Alicante
All Fools' Day
All Saints' Day
All Souls' Day
allay
alleyway
alway
andante
André
Angers
Anglais
anyway
appellation contrôlée (French)
appliqué
après
archway
Archway
array
ashtray
assay
astray
atelier
attaché
au fait
aulae
auto-da-fé
avant-courier
away
ay
BA
backstay
ballet
Barclay
bay
Beaujolais
Beaumarchais
Bel Paese
belay
beltway
Benedicite
beret
betray
bidet
birthday
Biscay
Bizet
blasé
bluejay
bobsleigh
bobstay
Bolognese (Italian)
Bombay
bouclé
Boulanger
bouquet
brae
bray
breakaway
bridleway
Broadway
Bronte
buffet (refreshment, sideboard)
byplay
byway
cabaret
cabriolet
cachet
cadre
café
Calais
calzone
Cambray
canapé
caraway
carriageway
Cartier
castaway
Castlerea
causeway
Chabrier
chalet
chambray
Champs Elysées
Chardonnay
Charpentier
chassé
Chevalier (surname)
chez
chilli con carne
CIA
cinema verité
clay
clearway
cliché Club Méditerranée®
coiffé
Coldplay
colourway
communiqué
companionway
congé
consommé
convey
Conway
Corneille
corps de ballet
couchée
crème brulée
crochet
croquet
crossway
croupier
crudité(s)
cum laude
cutaway
cy près
cybercafe
dapple-grey
daresay
day
day-to-day
D-Day
de jure
decay
deejay
defray
déjeuner
Del Monte®
delay
déshabillé
Désirée
devotee
Didier
disarray
dismay
disobey
display
distrait
divorcé(e)
divorcee
DJ
DNA
dolce
Domesday
Don Quixote (Spanish)
Doomsday
doorway
dossier
Doubleday
downplay
driveaway
driveway
Du Maurier
du Pré
duce
Dupré(e)
Durante
duvet
eBay®
eh
Elysée
embay
émigré
entrée
entryway
epee
essay n (piece of writing)
essay n, v (attempt)
ETA (estimated time of arrival)
everyday
ex parte
exposé
expressway
FA
fairway
faraday
Faraday
faraway
fiancé(e)
filet
finale
fireclay
flageolet
flambée
flay
flyaway
flyway
foldaway
foray
foreplay
foyer
franglais
frappé
fray
freeway
Friday
frisé(e)
fromage frais
gainsay
Galloway
Galway
gameplay
gangway
gateway
gay
g'day
getaway
giveaway
glacé
gourmet
gray
Gray
Greenway
grey
habitué
hairspray
half-holiday
halfway
hallway
hatchway
Hathaway
hay
headway
hearsay
Hemingway
hey
heyday
hideaway
highway
Hogmanay
holiday
Holloway
hombre
hooray
horseplay
hotelier
hurray
in capite
infante
inlay
interplay
in-tray
IPA
IRA
irongray
irongrey
j
jay
jeté
Jetway®
JFK
Jorge (Spanish name)
José
K
Kingsway
KKK(abbrev. for Ku Klux Klan)
Kray
LA
Lanzarote
latte
latter-day
lay
layaway
LEA
leeway
lei
Ley
lycée
MA
Maigret
mainstay
Malay
Mandalay
Marseilles
martinet
matchplay
matinee
May
may (auxiliary verb)
Mayday
MBA
Medway
mêlée
métier
midday
midway
mislay
Monday
Monet (French artist)
Monte
Montefiore
Montego Bay
Montpellier (in France)
Morgan le Fay
mornay
motorway
Muscadet
naïveté
nay
née
negligé
neigh
Nescafé®
Nestlé®
noonday
Norway
nosegay
nota bene
NUJ
Nupe (language and people)
obey
objet(s)
OK
okay
olé
Olivier
one-way
osprey
Ottoway
outlay
out-of-the-way
outplay
outstay
outweigh
overlay
overpay
overplay
overstay
oyez
PA
padre
padrone
paise
papier-mâché
parfait
parkway
parlay
parquet
partway
paso doble
passageway
passé(e)
pâté
Pathé
pathway
pavé
pay
payday
Pelé
penne
per se
Perrier®
Piaget
pianoforte
Pinochet
pipeclay
piqué
piquet (card game)
play
plié
Poitiers
Pompeii
Pompey
portray
pray
prepay
present-day
prêt-à-porter
prey
pro se
protégé(e)
PTA
purée
purvey
Queensway
Quixote
Rabelais
Radice
railway
Rambouillet
ray
Ray
recherché
reconvey
red-letter day
reggae
relay
Renée
repay
replay
respray
resumé
Ridg(e)way
right-of-way
rights-of-way
risqué
roadway
roleplay
roman(s) à clef
rosé
RSA
RSPCA
runaway
runway
sachet
San José
Santa Fe
São Tomé
sashay
satay
saté
Saturday
sauté
say
Scorsese
scray
screenplay
seaway
segue
sempre
shay
shipway
Skara Brae
slay
sleigh
slipway
sluiceway
soakaway
soaraway
sobriquet
soirée
Solway
someday
someway
sorbet
soubriquet
soufflé
spay
speedway
spray
St. Tropez
stairway
stay
stingray
stowaway
straightaway
straightway
stray
strike-pay
strokeplay
subway
Sunday
sunray
superhighway
survey
sway
swordplay
Taipei
takeaway
take-home pay
taxiway
Tay
tearaway
thataway
they
three-day
throughway
throwaway
Thursday
tideway
Tigré
today
Torbay
touché
toupée
tourniquet
towaway
trait
tramway
tray
Tuesday
two-way
UK
underlay
underpay
underplay
underway
unsay
USA
V and A(Victoria and Albert Museum)
v.vide
vale ("goodbye")
valet
V-E Day
VJ-Day
voce(in sotto voce)
voce(in viva voce)
volte
walkaway
walkway
washday
waterway
way
waylay
Wednesday
weekday
weigh
Wey
whey
Whitsunday
wordplay
workaday
workday
Xavier
X-ray
yesterday
YMCA
YWCA


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