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“Mold” or “Mould”


Mold and mould are both English terms.


Mold is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while mould is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
mold 98 48 41 89 83 33 100 39 37 77 73 65
mould 2 52 59 11 17 67 0 61 63 23 27 35

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "mold" over "mould" (98 to 2).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 52 to 48 preference for "mould" over "mold".
  • In India, there is a 59 to 41 preference for "mould" over "mold".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "mold" over "mould" (89 to 11).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "mold" over "mould" (83 to 17).
  • In Australia, there is a 67 to 33 preference for "mould" over "mold".
  • In Liberia, there is a preference for "mold" over "mould" (100 to 0).
  • In Ireland, there is a 61 to 39 preference for "mould" over "mold".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 63 to 37 preference for "mould" over "mold".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "mold" over "mould" (77 to 23).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "mold" over "mould" (73 to 27).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "mold" over "mould" (65 to 35).

Below, we provide some examples of when to use mold or mould with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “mold”

  • with the professional casters and mold makers in the imperial workshops."
  • by Wilhelmina's ill-fated plan to mold Betty into the next "Wilhelmina."
  • matrices, and then fills the mold cavity to provide a solid
  • this EP their attempts to mold their sound into a more
  • road, locally known as the Mold Road is the main thoroughfare
  • an atmosphere in which the mold is prevalent.
  • Every Discraft disc mold has a unique flight pattern
  • Because mold spores are released into the
  • Nulty not only helped mold Henry Charles Lea as a
  • Inexpensive, easy to mold, and robust, it was one

Examples of “mould”

  • were made using a facial mould of the Dad's Army star
  • all its distinguished scoundrels, the mould of Parisian society: a mixture
  • Bob Mould – musician, member of Hüsker
  • an off-spinner in the classic mould and a lower order batsman.
  • Sonic Youth, Husker Du, Bob Mould, Iggy Pop, Björk, Johnny Clegg
  • Outward circumstances do not mould a race in one direction,
  • Iron Age period, 4,290 pellet mould fragments, likely used for minting
  • penicillin, as produced by the mould Penicillium notatum, and attempting to
  • Abilities Council was able to mould the sit ski to Colette's
  • with him and tries to mould him.

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