Long U Words: 100+ Long U Vowel Sound Words & How to Spell Them

Where would the world be without long u words? This is a question that I ask myself every night before I go to bed. Long u words comprise some of my favorite words to say in any language. For example, within the grouping known as the notorious long u words, we have “music” and “fruit”. I don’t know about you but I do not want to live in a world without long u words?

Can you imagine going a week without music or fruit? No thank you! Let’s go over the concept of long u words together in order to see what we have got on our hands.

Long U Words

What Are Long U Words?

What even are long u words? Long u words are a set of words that when pronounced, make an extended u sound. But before you run off with this newfound knowledge, allow me to explain that the long u sound can vary. That means that it is possible to have two words that make completely different sounds and yet have both be considered long u words.

If you want an example, we only need to find ourselves back at the beginning of this article. The words “music” and “fruit” are both long u words. But while we can obviously hear the “u” sound in music, fruit is a whole other story. Keep this in mind because we will be going over this in greater detail in the next section.

Ways to Spell Long U Words

The time has finally come. We will now be going over all of the patterns that make up a long u word’s spelling. Hang on because we have quite a bit to go over in this section.

  • U –  This is the easiest to understand. “Music” will once again be our example.
  • U_E – The insatiable consonant is back. This time it wants to be sandwiched between a U and an E. Think “mule” for an example.
  • UE –  This pairing of UE does not like sharing. The word “rescue” is a great example of this combination in action.
  • EU – Not short for the US vassal states but for the long U sound created in words like “feud”.
  • EW – Not just used when seeing something that grosses you out but also for words like “chew”.
  • OO –  “Food” is the representative of this category. A great representative at that.
  • OU –  Not “oh, you” but OU, as in “soup”.
  • UI – The infamous “fruit” makes its way back into the fold.

Learn more with long vowel words English.

List of Long U Words

u (yoo) long U words

U

  • Music
  • Pupil
  • Unite
  • Unit
  • Human
  • Unicorn
  • Universe
  • Uniform
  • Cupid
  • Bugle

U-E

  • Cube
  • Use
  • Cute
  • Mute
  • Fume
  • Huge

UE

  • Rescue
  • Argue

EU

OO (oo) long U words

EW

  • Few
  • Pew
  • Hew
  • Mew

U

  • Ruby
  • Truth
  • Tulip
  • Numeral
  • Stupid
  • Rumor
  • Duty
  • Student

U-E

  • Tube
  • Rule
  • Tune
  • Flute
  • June
  • Rude
  • Flume
  • Chute

UE

  • Blue
  • True
  • Glue
  • Due
  • Sue
  • Tissue
  • Issue
  • Virtue
  • Statue
  • Avenue

EW

  • Dew
  • Chew
  • Blew
  • Crew
  • New
  • Flew
  • stew
  • Grew
  • Drew
  • Shewed

OO

  • Food
  • Mood
  • Moon
  • Broom
  • Droop
  • Shoot
  • Soon
  • Tooth
  • Troop
  • Cool
  • Choose

OU

  • Soup
  • Group
  • Wound
  • Recoup
  • Troupe

Conclusion

We’ve reached the end! Armed with your newfound knowledge of long u words, the English language sure does seem a whole lot simpler. You would be right to believe this because English is neither complex nor sophisticated. Anyone can learn it!

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