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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 sky, buy, cry, tie.

acetify
acidify
aerify
air-dry
algae
alibi
alkali
ally
amplify
apple-pie
apply
aqua vitae
arbor-vitae
Ardingly
awry
ay
aye-aye
barfly
beatify
beautify
beddy-bye
belie
bi-
Birds Eye®
bird's-eye
blackfly
blowdry
blowfly
blue-sky
Bly
Blyth
bone-dry
bonsai
Brunei
butterfly
buy
by
by-and-by
bye
bye-bye (goodbye)
bye-bye (sleep)
calcify
camera-shy
cat's-eye
CBI
certify
Chiang Mai
Chou En-lai
clarify
classify
cockeye
cockshy
codify
colossi
comply
crucify
cry
curricula vitae
curriculum vitae
cut-and-dry
cutie-pie
damnify
dandify
deadeye
decalcify
declassify
decry
deep-fry
defy
deify
demy
demystify
deny
descry
detoxify
Di
dignify
disqualify
dissatisfy
diversify
DIY
dragonfly
dramatis personae
drip-dry
drive-by
dry
Dubai
dulcify
duply
dye
E coli
edify
electrify
Eli
EMI®
emulsify
espy
exemplify
eye
falsify
FBI
firefly
fisheye
flash-fry
fly
flyby
fortify
four-ply
freeze-dry
frenchify
fructify
fry
gadfly
genii (from genius)
gentrify
GI
gladioli
glorify
glutei
go-by
goldeneye
goodbye
gratify
greenfly
grisaille
guy
Guy
Hawkeye
hereby
hi
hi-fi
high
hippopotami
horrify
horsefly
housefly
hoverfly
humidify
hushaby
I
ICI®
identify
imply
indemnify
intensify
I-spy
jollify
July
justify
knee-high
lay-by
Levi
lie
liquify
lullaby
lye
magnify
magpie
mayfly
medfly
Menai
minutiae
misapply
modify
mollify
mortify
multiply
mummify
my
mystify
nearby
necktie
nigh
no-fly
notify
nuclei
nullify
objectify
occupy
ossify
outcry
overfly
oversimplify
oversupply
oxeye
pacify
pan-fry
Paraguay
passer-by
passers-by
personae
personify
petrify
pi
pie
pigsty
pink-eye
ply
Popeye
preachify
premodify
preoccupy
prettify
pry
psi
pulpify
purify
putrefy
qualify
quantify
rabbi
radii
ramify
rarefy
ratify
reapply
rectify
red-eye
rely
reoccupy
reply
retry
reunify
revivify
rye
Rye
salsify
Samurai
sanctify
sandfly
satisfy
scarify
sci-fi
scry
sell-by
semi-
Shanghai
shut-eye
shy
sigh
signify
simplify
Sinai
sky
Sky®
Skye
sky-high
sly
solemnify
solidify
specify
speechify
spin-dry
spry
spy
standby
stir-fry
stratify
stultify
stupefy
sty
stye
subclassify
supply
syllabify
taille
terrify
testify
Thai
thereby
thigh
three-ply
thunderfly
thy
tie
tie-dye
transmogrify
try
tumble-dry
tumefy
twist-tie
two-ply
typify
UDI
uglify
underbuy
under-eye
underlie
unify
untie
Uruguay
verify
Versailles (France)
versify
vie
vilify
vitae curriculum
vitrify
vivify
waist-high
wall-eye
war-cry
weather-eye
well-nigh
whereby
whitefly
why
WI
wi-fi
work-shy
wry
Wye
y
Y
yuppify


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