How do you pronounce flour and flowers?

FLOWER and FLOUR are pronounced: /flaʊɚ/ – f-l-ow-er. They rhyme with power, sour, tower.

Does flour and flower have the same pronunciation?

The first one is “flower | flour”. Both are pronounced exactly the same. ‘fla-w’r’. You move from the W to the R – ‘w’r’.

Why do people pronounce flour as flower?

Because ‘fla’ or ‘flah’ is an evolution from the colonial British ‘FLA-uh’, which would be the common pronunciation of many of the British colonials living in British Malaya. I still pronounce ‘flour’ as ‘FLA-uh’, ‘power’ as ‘PAH-uh’ and ‘prayer’ as ‘PRAE-uh’, with a quick gloss over the diphthong.

Does flower and flour rhyme?

Flower and flour are said to be homophones. However, considering the number of different pronunciations ( /flaʊə/ like BrE sour, /flou(-ə)r/ like AmE sour, /flɑː/ (forvo) like BrE car, etc.)

Is flower and flour homonyms?

homophone Add to list Share. A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but has a different meaning and/or spelling. “Flower” and “flour” are homophones because they are pronounced the same but you certainly can’t bake a cake using daffodils.

Which country pronounce flour as FLA?

Flour. Instead of saying it as “flahr” in 1 syllable, it should sound like “flower”. This goes for both British and American pronunciation. Don’t worry, we’ve been saying it wrongly all this while too!

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What is another word for flour?


  • plain flour.
  • soybean meal.
  • wheat flour.
  • dough.
  • semolina.
  • bread.
  • pastry.
  • soybean flour.