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Short u makes the /u/ sound.

Like:

umbrella
Here are some words with the short u vowel:

cup

bug

luck

rub

cut

mug

truck

stuff

sub crust

A consonant blend has two consonant letters whose sounds are blended together. Sometimes the blend can occur at the end of a word.

stamp

cast

Here are some words with final blends:

band

pond

jump

bump

best

belt

help

nest

up
As in cup

ug
As in bug

ub
As in tub

uck
As in duck