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- (US, without the merger) IPA(key): /ˈkɑt kɔt ˌmɚd͡ʒɚ/
- (US, cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /ˈkɑt kɑt ˌmɚd͡ʒɚ/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒt kɔːt ˌmɜːd͡ʒə/
- (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈkɔt koːt ˌmɵːd͡ʒɘ/
- (phonology) A phonemic merger in some varieties of English (especially American and Canadian English) in which the vowels in words such as "hot" and "doll" (/ɒ/) and in words such as "law" and "talk" (/ɔː/) are pronounced identically, making the words "cot" and "caught" homophones.