B

B biː same as bee
bachelor ˈbætʃələ three syllables
bald bɔːld
balm bɑːm cf. bomb
band bænd
basil ˈbæzəl like the name
bath bɑːθ
bathed bɛɪðd
bear bɛə
beauty ˈbjuːtiː
been biːn same as bean
beer bɪə
bees biːz
being biːɪŋ
beret ˈbɛrɛɪ
beta ˈbiːtə same as beater
Betelgeuse ˈbɛtəlˌdʒɜːz star, not movie
bicycle ˈbɑɪsɪkəl like icicle
bilabial bɑɪˈlɛɪbiːəl
biscuit ˈbɪskɪt
bisect bɑɪˈsɛkt cf. dissect
blancmange bləˈmɒnʒ fake French
blaspheme blæsˈfiːm cf. blasphemy
blasphemy ˈblæsfəmiː cf. asphalt
board bɔːd same as baud
bomb bɒm cf. balm
bookcase ˈbʊkkɛɪs cf. unnamed
booth buːð like soothe
breadth brɛtθ cf. width
breakthrough ˈbrɛɪkθruː
broom brʊm cf. room
buckling ˈbəklɪŋ a young buck
buckling ˈbəkəlɪŋ collapsing
buddhist ˈbʊdɪst not ˈbuːdɪst
bumble­bee ˈbəmbəlˌbiː
bungalow ˈbəŋɡələʊ
buoy bɔɪ same as boy
burglar ˈbɜːɡlə no R
burial ˈbɛriːəl
business­man ˈbɪznɪsmən
butcher ˈbʊtʃə