4 responses to “oo as in brooch”

  1. James Crome-Smith says:

    Isn’t maroon a oo instead of oh

    • alison says:

      Maroon as in “don’t maroon me on this island”, yes. But the red-brown colour “maroon” I pronounce rhyming with “grown”. Don’t you?

  2. Gail Artley says:

    I believe that maroon (the colour) should be pronounced ‘maroan’, as in brooch is pronounced ‘broach’.
    Does anyone know of any other words where the ‘oo’ is pronounced ‘oa’?
    Thank you.
    Gail Artley.

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