Last Updated : 28 Jan 2014.

(SIMILAR PRONUNCIATION) BRITISH ENGLISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH LIST

Definition :
The pronunciation and vocabulary do not vary in British English and American English.

But there are a few spelling differences in them. Look at the table and note the difference:

e.g

OUR - OR Type Words

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
ArmourArmor
BehaviourBehavior
ColourColor
DemeanourDemeanor
Dolourdolor
DishonourDishonor
EndeavourEndeavor
FavourFavor
GlamourGlamor
HarbourHarbor
HonourHonor
HumourHumor
LabourLabor
OdourOdor
ParlourParlor
RigourRigor
RumourRumor
SaviourSavior
ValourValor
VapourVapor
VigourVigor

RE - ER Type Words

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
CentreCenter
Fibre Fiber
KilometreKilometer
Litre Liter
Meagre Meager
Metre Meter
Sceptre Scepter
Theatre Theater

 

SE - ZE Type Words

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
Analyse Analyze
Civilise Civilize
Cosy Cozy
Fuse Fuze
Italicise Italicize
Organise Organize
Paralyse Paralyze
Realise Realize
Recognise Recognize

CE - SE Type Words

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
AscentAssent
Defence Defense
Licence License
Offence Offense
PractisePractice
Vice Vise

GUE - OG Type Words

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
Catalogue Catalog
Dialogue Dialog
Travelogue Travelog

PH - F Type Words

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
Sulphate Sulfate
Sulphite Sulfite
Sulphur sulfur

L - doubles

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
Enrol Enroll
Enthral Enthrall
DistilDistill
Fulfil Fulfill
Instralment Installment
Instil Instill
SkilfulSkillful

L - Missing

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
Cancelled Canceled
Councillor Councilor
Dialling Dialing
Leveller Leveler
Marvellous Marvelous
MedallistMedalist
Signalled Signaled
Travelled Traveled

A - Missing

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
Anaesthetic Anesthetic
Archaeology Archeology
Mediaeval Medieval

E - Missing

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
Judgement Judgment
Acknowledgement Acknowledgment

S - Missing

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
Afterwards Afterward
Maths Math

O - Missing

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
Amoeba Ameba
CestrogenCestrgen
Diarrhoea Diarrhea
Homoeopathy Homeopathy
Moustache Mustache
Oestrogen Estrogen

Irregular Type Words

BRITISH ENGLISHAMERICAN ENGLISH
Aerial Antennas
AerogrammeAerogram
AeroplaneAirplane
Although Altho
AluminiumAluminum
AmicableAmiable
Anemia Anaemia
AnnexeAnnex
ArtificialArtful
Axe ax
Biscuit Cookie
Bookshop Bookstore
Break light Stop light
Calling card Visiting card
Car Automobile
Cash card ATM card
Cell phone Mobile phone
Chemist Druggist
Cheque Check
Chips Crisp
Cinema Movie
Cooker Stove
Corridor Hallway
Cot Crib
ComplimentComplement
ComprehandComprehend
CounselCouncil
Cup board Closet
Curtain Drapes
DescentDissent
Despatch Dispatch
Disc Disk
Diary Data book
Digit Figure
Dis towel Tea towel
Draught Draft
Dreamt Dreamed
Dust bin Trashcan / Grabage bin
Engine driver Engineer
Estate car Station wagan
Exercise book Note book
Extra time Over time
Film movie
Financial year Fiscal year
Fire engine Fire truck
Flat mate Room mate
Flex Cord
Football Soccer
Freight car Wagon
GraciousGraceful
HistoricalHistoric
JewelleryJewelry
LaughsLoghs
MarvellousMarvelous
MeagreMeager
ProgrammeProgram
SociableSocial

 

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