Tongue-twister

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A tongue-twister is a sentence that is hard to say. They often use alliteration and homophones. They are commonly employed to help warm up singers and actors[1]

Examples[change | change source]

  • How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck as many wood as a woodchuck chucks if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
  • She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore. The sea shells she sells are sea shells for shore.
  • Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
  • The lips, the teeth, the tip of the tongue.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gordon, David. "Vocal Warmup Tongue Twisters". Spirit Sound. http://www.spiritsound.com/twisters.html. Retrieved 6 March 2016.