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English Multigraph "ea"

'ea' as a digraph has five sounds that we are going to talk about here.

Digraphs are a set of two letters that stand together and produce a new sound.

Digraph ea
Name ea (pronounced /ˈiː ˈeɪ /)
Sound(s) /e/, /i:/, /eɪ/, /iːə/, /ɪ/

The Digraph 'ea'

Sound 1: /e/

'ea' in ead mainly sounds /e/:

head /hed/

bread /bred/

thread /θred/

Sound 2: /i:/

'ea' in the middle or at the end of words sounds /i:/:

pea /piː/

seat /siːt/

teacher /ˈtiːtʃər/

Sound 3: /eɪ/

'ea' also sounds /eɪ/:

break /breɪk/

steak /steɪk/

Sound 4: /iːə/

'ea' also sounds /iːə/:

idea /aɪˈdiː.ə/

movie theater /ˈmuː.vi ˌθiː.ə.t̬ɚ/

Sound 5: /ɪ/

'ea' in 'ear' mainly sounds /ɪ/:

appear /əˈpɪr/

sear /sɪr/

shear /ʃɪr/

Tip

'ea' sounds /ə/ in the word pageant:

pageant /ˈpædʒ.ənt/

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