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Vowel sounds - the eight English diphthongs

Word lists to practise the vowel sounds in:

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Words with common or rhyming diphthong as final sound

as in "oh", "no", "so" or "phone".

aero
aggro
aglow
ago
aikido
airflow
airshow
Alfa Romeo®
alfresco
allegro
also
alter ego
although
altissimo
alto
amigo
antihero
antipasto
Antonio
Apollo
apropos
argot
armadillo
Armado
arrow
Art Deco
Art Nouveau
audio
auto
avocado
bambino
banjo
Bardot
Barnardo
barrow
Beano
beau
bedfellow
bellow
below
bestow
Bhutto
billow
bimbo
bingo
Biro®
Bisto®
bistro
bistrot blanco
blow
blow-by-blow
bolero
Bordeaux
Borneo
borrow
bow (archery)
bow (playing the violin)
bravado
bravo
Brillo®
bronco
Bruno
bubo
buffalo
bungalow
bureau
burrow
caballero
cacao
Cairo
calico
callow
calypso
cameo
canto
capo (criminal chieftain)
capo (for guitar)
cappuccino
capriccio
capriccioso
cargo
casino
Casio®
Castro
cattle-show
cello
centimo
chapeau
chapeaux
château
châteaux
cheapo
cheerio
Chicago
chicano
chino
chorizo
Cicero
cigarillo
cilantro
Cleo
Co (abbrev. for company)
cockcrow
coco
cocoa
Cocteau
Colombo
Colorado
combo
commando
comme il faut
Como
concertino
concerto
concerto grosso
condo
Congo
contraflow
contralto
Cornetto®
cornrow
Cosmo
counterblow
credo
crescendo
crossbow
crow
Crusoe
cruzado
crypto
dataflow
de facto
deathblow
Defoe
dekko
demo
depot
desperado
Diderot
dildo
dingo
disco
ditto
dodo
doe
Domingo
domino
dough
dumbo
duo
dynamo
echo
eco-
eeny, meeny, miney, mo
ego
El Dorado
El Greco
elbow
Eldorado
embargo
embryo
entrepôt
escargot (French)
escrow
escudo
Eskimo
Esperanto
espresso
Esso®
ethno-
euro
Euro-
expresso
fallow
falsetto
fandango
Faro (in Portugal)
farrow
fatso
Felixstowe
fellatio
felloe
fellow
fiasco
Figaro
Filipino
finito
flambeau
flamenco
flamingo
flow
folio
follow
forego
foreknow
foreshadow
foreshow
forgo
fortissimo
Francisco (San Francisco)
Franco
fresco
furrow
Galileo
gâteau
gazebo
gazpacho
gecko
generalissimo
Gestapo
get-up-and-go
ghetto
gigolo
gigot
giro
Giro
gismo
gizmo
Glasgow
Glencoe
glow
go
Godot
go-go
Gogo
go-slow
GPO
gringo
grotto
Groucho
grow
guano
Guido
gusto
gyro-
H2O
hallo
hallow
halo
handbarrow
haricot
harrow
Heathrow
heave-ho
hedgerow
heigh-ho
hello
hero
Hero
hey presto
hippo
HMO
ho
hobo
hoe
Hokkaido
hollow
homeo-
homo
Horatio
Hounslow
Hugo
Huguenot
hullo
hydro
hypno
hypo-
Iago
Idaho
impresario
incognito
incommunicado
indigo
inferno
inflow
info
initio
innuendo
intermezzo
intro
Io
Ionesco
ipso facto
Jarrow
Jericho
Jethro
jo
Jo
Joe
judo
jumbo
Juno
junto
k.o.
kendo
Kilimanjaro
kilo
kimono
know
KO
Kosovo
Kyoto
Laredo
largo
Latino
legato
Lego®
lento
Leo
libido
libretto
lido
Lido
limbo
lingo
litho
Llandudno
loco
logo
longbow
Longfellow
Lorenzo
lotto
low
Ludlow
ludo
Lugano
lumbago
macho
macro
maestro
Mafioso
magnifico
malapropos
Malmö
Malvolio
mango
manifesto
Marlow(e)
marrow
marshmallow
matelot
Mayo (in Ireland, surname)
mayo(abbrev. for mayonnaise)
McEnroe
meadow
Meccano®
medico
mellow
memento
memo
merlot
metro
Mexico
mezzo
mezzo-soprano
Michelangelo
micro
Mikado
minnow
miso
mistletoe
mo
Mo
moderato
Monaco
mono
Monro(e)
Monte Carlo
Montenegro
morello
Moreno
Morocco
morrow
Moscow
mosquito
mot
motto
mow (cut down)
mumbo-jumbo
Munro
Murillo (Spanish)
muscovado
muso
mustachio
NALGO
narrow
NATO
Nero
Nintendo®
no
no-go
no-no
no-show
nouveau(x)
numero
nympho
O (interjection)
o (the letter)
obligato
oboe
octavo
oh
Ohio
oratorio
oregano
Orlando
Oslo
osteo-
Othello
outflow
outgo
outgrow
overblow
overflow
overgrow
oversew
overshadow
overthrow
Oviedo
owe
oxo
palamino
palazzo
Palermo
Paradiso
patio
pay-as-you-go
peepshow
peso
pesto
Peto
Peugeot®
Pharaoh
photo
physio
pianissimo
piano (instrument)
piano (softly)
Picasso
piccolo
picot
Pierrot
pillow
pimento
pimiento
Pimlico
pinko
Pinocchio
pinot
pintado
pinto
pistachio
placebo
plateau
Plato
playfellow
PLO
Pluto
PO
poco
pogo
Poirot
polio
politburo
politico
polo
poncho
porno
portfolio
portico
Portillo
portmanteau
potato
Prado
presto
pro
PRO
promo
pronto
prosciutto
Prospero
proviso
pseudo
psycho
PTO
pueblo
Puerto Rico
punctilio
pyro-
quango
quarto
Quasimodo
quid pro quo
radio
rainbow
Rambo
ratio
recto
Renault®
retro
rhino
rho
rialto
Ricardo
Rico
right(h)o
righty-ho
Rigoletto
Rimbaud
Ringo
Rio
Rio de Janeiro
risotto
roadshow
rodeo
roe
Roe
Romeo
rondeau
rondo
Rousseau
row
sabot
saddo
sago
sallow
salvo
sambo
San Antonio
San Domingo
San Fernando
San Francisco
San Remo
Santiago
Santo Domingo
Sanyo®
São Paulo
Sapporo
Sarajevo
say-so
scarecrow
scenario
Scorpio
secondo
sew
sexto
shadow
shallow
Shinto
show
sicko
sideshow
silo
simpatico
slow
snow
so
so-and-so
socio-
Soho
solo
sombrero
soprano
sorrow
so-so
sourdough
sow
Soweto
sparrow
speedo
staccato
status quo
steno
stereo
stiletto
stop-and-go
stop-go
stow
strow
stucco
studio
subito
subzero
superego
superhero
supremo
swallow
tableau
tableaux
taco
tallow
tally-ho
tamarillo
tango
tanto
taro
tarot
techno
telephoto
tempo
terrazzo
Tesco®
Texaco®
Theo
tho'
though
throw
tiptoe
Tito
to-and-fro
tobacco
toe
Togo
Tokyo
toledo (blade)
Toledo (city)
tomato
tomorrow
tornado
Toronto
torpedo
torso
tostado
tow
tremolo
tricot
trio
trow
Trudeau
Truffaut
Truro
turbo
Tussaud (waxworks owner)
typo
UFO
ultimo
undergo
undertow
UNESCO
uno
up-tempo
Valentino
Velcro®
verso
vertigo
veto
vibrato
video
vino
Virgo (constellation)
virtuoso
volcano
Volvo®
VSO
wallow
waterpolo
weirdo
Westward Ho!
whacko
wheelbarrow
whoso
widow
wilco
willow
window
windrow
winnow
wino
wo
woe
yarrow
yellow
yo
yo-yo
zero
Zhivago


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