U (touch) Sound with “ou” Spelling Multisyllable Word List
The /u/ sound has two spellings, u (fun) and ou (young). This list is of multisyllable words with the ou spelling. The list is organized by the chunk that the spelling occurs. It can be a valuable resource for locating words to illustrate a certain pattern or to find words to practice reading that pattern.
Most of the multisyllable examples are on the list because of the common "ous" ending in words like nervous, jealous, and precious.
Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 54 of them are multisyllable words containing the "ou" spelling of the /u/ sound.
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.