What is the pronunciation of draft?

Here are 4 tips that should help you perfect your pronunciation of ‘draft‘: Break ‘draft‘ down into sounds: [DRAAFT] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.

What does draft mean?

Draft means to draw, both in the sense of sketching an image onto paper, but also in terms of pulling — a draft horse draws a wagon, a draft of air is drawn into your lungs when you take a breath. A cold draft is a current of cold air being drawn indoors.

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”.

Is the T silent in water?

It depends. The “t” in water and matter can be pronounced correctly a few different ways. Different dialects will pronounce the “t” as the the traditional letter T is pronounced /t/, but it is most commonly pronounced as an Alveolar flap , /ɾ/, and in some dialects you will here is glotallized as a Glottal stop /ʔ/.