How to pronounce stone in English?

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How do you say stone? This short video demonstrates the English phonetic pronunciation of "stone" and includes other information that you may find useful around pronouncing the word.

We have included phonetic pronunciation of both American and British accents. The first three pronunciations you hear are with an American accent, followed by three sequential British pronunciations.

Meaning of "stone":

1. a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter.
2. building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose.
3. material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust.
4. a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry.
5. an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds.
6. the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.

The WordNet(r) dictionary examples below demonstrate how to pronounce "stone" within context of a sentence.

1. He wanted a special stone to mark the site.
2. Stone is abundant in new england and there are many quarries.
3. A heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone.
4. He must have a heart of stone.
5. Her face was as hard as stone.
6. People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock.

Here are some examples of synonyms that share a common meaning:

1. He threw a rock at me.
2. That mountain is solid rock.
3. He had the gem set in a ring for his wife.
4. She had jewels made of all the rarest stones.

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Princeton University "About WordNet." WordNet. Princeton University. 2010. http://wordnet.princeton.edu
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