Tongue Twisters for Voiceover Artists

"I've put together a huge collection of tongue twisters to help you with your daily voiceover warmups.  Start off with the easy ones which actually aren't that easy!  As you work through the easy tongue-twisters, try to identify which ones you struggle with.  Each day, shake up your articulation warmup by selecting a new one.  Which letter combinations get you properly tongue-twisted?  Don't rush them but instead gradually build up speed, remaining clear.  Try overdoing the articulation.  Use these tongue twisters in combination with your stretching and breath work to get you ready for your voiceover session or voiceover audition or in combination with our voice over scripts.  Enjoy!"

Guy Michaels - Director of Voiceover Kickstart Ltd.

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A big black bear sat on a big black bug

A bragging baker baked black bread

A happy hippo hopped and hiccupped

A lump of red leather, a red leather lump

A proper cup of coffee from a proper copper coffee pot

A quick witted cricket critic

A real rare whale

A sailor went to sea to see what he could see. And all he could see was sea, sea, sea.

A slimey snake slithered down the sandy sahara

A turbot's not a burbot, for a turbot's a butt, but a burbot's not

An elephant was asphyxiated in the asphalt

An inchworm inches on ivy that itches

Ann and Andy's anniversary is in April

Are our oars oak?

Argyle Gargoyle

Arnold Palmer, Arnold Palmer, Arnold Palmer

Betty and Bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar.

Betty's big bunny bobbled by the blueberry bush

black back bat

Blue glue gun, green glue gun

Broken blue crayon

Busy buzzing bumble bees

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

Casual clothes are provisional for leisurely trips across Asia.

Cheap ship trip

Chester Cheetah chews a chunk of cheep cheddar cheese

Chill, Shake, Serve

Chip Shop Chips

Clean clams crammed in clean cans

Clowns grow glowing crowns

Cooks cook cupcakes quickly

Daddy Draws Doors

Dick kicks sticky bricks

Dimensional analysis

Double bubble gum, bubbles double

Each Easter Eddie eats eighty Easter eggs

Elizabeth has eleven elves in her elm tree

Elizabeth has eleven elves in her elm tree

Elizabeth's birthday is on the third Thursday of this month

Eve eating eagerly elegant Easter eggs

Flies fly but a fly flies

Four fine fresh fish for you

Four furious friends fought for the phone

Four furious friends fought for the phone

Fresh French fried fly fritters

Freshly-fried flying fish

Frogfeet, flippers, swimfins

Furnish Freddie's nursery with forty-four furry Furby Beanie Babies

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he?

Gig whip, gig whip, gig whip

Gobbling gargoyles gobbled gobbling goblins

Good blood, bad blood

gradually giving gophers gooey guts

Great gray goats

Greek grapes

Greek grapes

Green and brown blades of grass

He threw three balls

Hercules, a hardy hunter, hunted a hare in the Hampshire Hills. Hit him on the head with a hard, hard hammer and he howled horribly!

How many berries could a bare berry carry?

How may saws could a see-saw saw if a see-saw could saw saws?

I correctly recollect Rebecca MacGregor's reckoning

I eat eel while you peel eel

I like New York, unique New York, I like unique New York.

I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.

I saw a saw that could out saw any other saw I ever saw

I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for icecream!

I see a sea down by the seashore

I shot the city sheriff

I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit

I was born on a pirate ship

I wish you were a fish in my dish

I would if I could! But I can't, so I won't!

I'll chew and chew until my jaws drop

If Pickford's packers packed a packet of crisps would the packet of crisps that Pickford's packers packed survive for two and a half years?

If you go for a gopher a gopher will go for a gopher hole

If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing

If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing

Inchworms itching

Iranian Uranium

It dawned on Don at dawn

Kris Kringle carefully crunched on candy canes

Labradoodle, labradoodle, labradoodle

Lady Luck dislikes losers

Little Mike left his bike like Tike at Spike's

Loyal royal lawyer

Mallory's hourly salary

Mr. See owned a saw and Mr Soar owned a seesaw

Mumbling, bumbling. Bumbling, mumbling.

Mummies make money

My Friend Gladys
Oh, the sadness of her sadness when she's sad.
Oh, the gladness of her gladness when she's glad.
But the sadness of her sadness,
and the gladness of her gladness,
Are nothing like her madness when she's mad!

Nat the bat swat at Matt the gnat

Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear

Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear

Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely

Nine nimble noblemen nibbling nuts

Nope, an antelope can't elope with a cantelope

Nothing is worth thousands of deaths

Peggy Babcock, Peggy Babcock, Peggy Babcock

Pirates Private Property

Please pay promptly

Professor Peter Peckinpah

Quick kiss. Quicker kiss

Ralph rakes leaves really, really lousily

Rattle your bottles in Rollocks' van

Real rock wall, real rock wall, real rock wall

Really leery, rarely Larry

Really very weary, really very weary, really very weary

Red blood, green blood

Red lolly, yellow lolly

Richard's wretched ratchet wrench

Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins

Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins

Rolling red wagons

Roofs of mushrooms rarely mush too much

Round the rough and rugged rock the ragged rascal rudely ran

Rubber baby buggy bumpers

Rudder valve reversals

Rugged rubber baby buggy bumpers

Salty broccoli, salty broccoli, salty broccoli

Sam's shop stocks short spotted socks

Santa's Short Suit Shrunk

Seth at Sainsbury's sells thick socks

Seventy seven benevolent elephants

Shave a single shingle thins

She said she should sit

She sees cheese

She sees seas slapping shores

She sells sea shells by the seashore

Sheena leads, Sheila needs

Shoe section, shoe section, shoe section

Shredded Swiss chesse

Shut up the shutters and sit in the shop

Singing Sammy sung songs on sinking sand

Six sick sea-serpents swam the seven seas

Six slick, slim, slender saplings

Six slimy snails sailed silently

Six socks sit in a sink, soaking in soap suds

Six sticky skeletons

So, this is the sushi chef?

Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds

Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.

Stupid superstition

Supposed to be pistachio

Susie sits shining silver shoes

Swatch watch

Thank the other three brothers of their father's mother's brother's side

The epitome of femininity

The Final Fixing of the Foolish Fugitive

The greedy Greek geek agreed

The king would sing, about a ring that would go ding.

The little red lorry went down Limuru road

The myth of Miss Muffet

The queen in green screamed

The two-twenty-two train tore through the tunnel

There those thousand thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go through

There's a sandwich on the sand which was sent by a sane witch

Thieves seize skis

Thin sticks, thick bricks

This is a zither

This is the sixth zebra snoozing thoroughly

Three grey geese
In a green field grazing,
Grey were the geese
And green was the grazing.

Three short sword sheaths

Three thin thinkers thinking thick thoughtful thoughts

Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat

Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.

Tragedy strategy

Truly rural

Two tiny tigers take two taxis to town

Two tiny timid toads trying to trot to Tarrytown

Two to two to Toulouse?

Two toads, totally tired

Two tried and true tridents

Upper roller, lower roller

Velvet Revolver

Very well, very well, very well

Vincent vowed vengeance very vehemently

Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses

We won, we won, we won, we won

Which sea do you see down by the seashore?

Which witch is which?

Which witch is which?

Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?

Who holds Joe's nose when he blows? Joe knows.

Who washed Washington's white woolen underwear when Washington's washer-woman went west?

Will you, William?

Yelling yellow Yeti

You cuss, I cuss, we all cuss, for asparagus!