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/k/ Sound Spelled CC Word List

By Rodney Everson • Updated Jun 4th, 2023

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The /k/ sound has several common spellings, c, k, ck, ch, and cc. The cc spelling follows single vowel letters because the purpose of doubled consonants is to mark the preceding vowel letter as the First Vowel Sound of those letters. (The c spelling appears in so many words that no list is provided here.)

Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 22 of them are words with the /k/ sound spelled "cc".

In the words in this list, the letters "cc" represent one sound, the /k/ sound so they are a digraph. Note that in some words not on this list, like succeed, the "cc" is not a digraph for the /k/ sound but instead stand for two sounds, /k/s/ with the first "c" being /k/ and the second being /s/. Even then though, the doubled "cc" follows a single vowel letter representing the First Vowel Sound.

Also, in some of the words on this list, like account and occur, the leading vowel takes on the schwa sound in normal speech (uh-count, uh-cur), but for spelling purposes it is better to think of them as beginning with a First Vowel Sound instead.

Note on the word divisions: Each word is divided into chunks determined by the unique and highly effective OnTrack Reading Multisyllable Method. The chunks are not syllables.

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