I see that the word "query" is pronounced:


I was wondering whether there is any word in English that sounds:


Is there some kind of reverse pronunciation lookup resource online?

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    The combination /ir/ in English only occurs in compound words like reread and three-ring. (Although some Americans use the pronunciation [ir] for words containing /ɪər/.) – Peter Shor Apr 8 '18 at 21:50
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    There's a website that does this for American English (although it doesn't use IPA). See this question. – Peter Shor Apr 8 '18 at 21:56

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