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OY (toy) Sound Word List

By Rodney Everson

The /oy/ sound is one of four sounds you can think of as beginning with the letter “o”. The four sounds are /ow/ (cow), /oy/ (toy), /oo/ (zoo), and /oul/ (would).

Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, 23 of them are one-syllable words in which the vowel sound is /oy/. The only two spellings of the /oy/ sound are "oy" and "oi".

As the list illustrates, the "oi" spelling is not found at the end of words, so if the word ends in the /oy/ sound it has the "oy" spelling. Otherwise, it's the "oi" spelling. Furthermore, neither the "oi" nor the "oy" spelling represent any sounds other than the /oy/ sound, making this is a relatively simple sound to both read and spell.

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