How is ball pronounced?

BALL is pronounced B-short o-L. It rhymes with call, doll, fall, hall, mall, tall, wall. BOWL is pronounced B-long o-L.

How do the British pronounce ball?

Why is ball pronounced as Boll?

In ball, the vowel is a long vowel: that means that it sounds the same all the way through. The same long vowel occurs in law- /lɔː/ in BrE and /lɑː/ in AmE. In bowl, the vowel is a diphthong, which means that there is a glide between two different sounds.

Which is correct ball or Boll?

As nouns the difference between ball and boll

is that ball is a solid or hollow sphere, or part thereof or ball can be a formal dance while boll is the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant.

Is L silent in bowl?

“bowl” is pronounced “boh” with an “l” at the end, but “bull” is pronounced “ble” as “table”.