EE (see) Sound Word List
The /ee/ sound has nine spellings, e (me), ee (bee), ea (bean), ie (chief), e-e (eve), ei (seize), i (ski), ey (key), and y (not found in one-syllable words). The ea and ee spellings are the most common in one-syllable words.
The "y" spelling, although common in words like happy, is found in no one-syllable words in the database, and the "ey" spelling is in only one word (key). This list is useful for locating simple words that have a common spelling of the /ee/ sound, such as the "ie" in field, shriek, and thief, because the list is organized by the vowel spellings.
Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 245 of them are one-syllable words in which the vowel sound is /ee/.