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Words with Silent Letters

Consonant Sound Pair
Voiceless /t/ & Voiced /d/


Silent t

Silent d

castle whistle
catch watch kitchen
chestnut Christmas
fasten listen
often soften
mortgage mustn't

many words of French origin
ballet buffet chalet
crochet gourmet valet
depot debut

3 consonant sounds
at the end of a word =
middle 't' is silent

acts ducts students

ma'am = madam