How do you pronounce broke?
What is the meaning of broke?
1. Broke is the past tense of break. 2. adjective [verb-link ADJECTIVE] If you are broke, you have no money.
Is the T silent in exactly?
In practice, yes it is virtually silent unless one makes a special effort to pronounce it. When we have a consonant cluster here /ktl/ one sound is often not heard. The linguistice term for it is “dissimilation”.
Do you pronounce the T in soften?
The t in “soften” is always pronounced. It is not silent.
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