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Is it "graws" or "grohs"? I've heard it pronounced both ways. Is it differently pronounced in American and British English? My guess is that it is.

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I'm in the U.S., and I hear it as "grohs." (Can't think of a time that I heard "graws.") –  JLG Jun 29 '12 at 12:55
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Why guess? There are pronunciations in dictionaries! –  Kris Jun 29 '12 at 14:05

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You can hear the correct pronunciations here:

for American English: /groʊs/

for British English: /grəʊs/

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The second link doesn't work when I click it. BTW, my preference is for links to a site with links to the MP3's rather than direct links to MP3's –  jwpat7 Jun 29 '12 at 14:50
    
This is perfect! Thanks for that! –  Anup Jun 29 '12 at 21:31

The Oxford English Dictionary has only /ɡrəʊs/.

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Probably someone who has only seen it in writing will reason that gross should rhyme with boss, loss, toss, moss, etc. –  GEdgar Jun 29 '12 at 15:45

According to Webster it's \ˈgrōs.

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