How do you pronounce effort?

What does Effort mean?

1 : conscious exertion of power : hard work a job requiring time and effort. 2 : a serious attempt : try making an effort to reduce costs. 3 : something produced by exertion or trying the novel was her most ambitious effort.

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”.

How is our pronounced?

According to the dictionary, our should be pronounced like “oww-er”. But don’t be surprised to hear it pronounced like “arrr”. In American English, it is usually acceptable to say it either way. The possessive pronoun form of our is ours.