50 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words

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50 most commonly mispronounced words
50 most commonly mispronounced words

50 most commonly mispronounced words: You know the word but stop yourself from saying it out loud for fear of pronouncing it wrong. This predicament is relatable as we all have mishaps over the complexities of the English language now and then even native speakers.

There is nothing to be embarrassed by, as language is forever evolving and mispronounced. Misspelled words often find their way into our world, making it increasingly tough to know what is right and wrong. Let’s admit it, speaking can be deceiving, especially if it’s in a language that is not your mother tongue.

That got us thinking and we decided to start our own “pronunciation” series and list the 50 most commonly mispronounced words. The list provides a good start to help you articulate and enunciate words correctly.

Abalone

  • Incorrect: ah-boh-lohn
  • Correct: ab-uh-loh-nee

Albeit

  • Incorrect: al-bae-it
  • Correct: awl-bee-it

Almond

  • Incorrect: al-muh-nd
  • Correct: ah-muh-nd

Attaché

  • Incorrect: ah-tat-chee
  • Correct: uh-tash-ey

Boutique

  • Incorrect: boh-teek
  • Correct: boo-teek

Cache

  • Incorrect: kash-ay
  • Correct: kash

Chaos

  • Incorrect: Cha-os
  • Correct: Key-os

Coup

Incorrect: koo-p

Correct: koo

Coupon

  • Incorrect: que-pun
  • Correct: koo-pon

Debris

  • Incorrect: day-brees
  • Correct: deb-ree

Debut

  • Incorrect: di-boo
  • Correct: dey-byoo

Divorce

  • Incorrect: die-vawrs
  • Correct: dih-vawrs

Epitome

  • Incorrect: ih-pi-toe-m
  • Correct: ih-pit-uh-mee

Espresso

  • Incorrect: e-xpres-oh
  • Correct: e-spres-oh

Et cetera

  • Incorrect: ex-set-er-uh
  • Correct: et-set-er-uh

Faux pas

  • Incorrect: fohx-pas
  • Correct: foh-pah

Film

  • Incorrect: fill-um
  • Correct: film

Flour

  • Incorrect: fl-ahr
  • Correct: flou-er

Gauge

  • Incorrect: gauj
  • Correct: geyj

Genre

  • Incorrect: jen-re
  • Correct: zhahn-ruh

Heinous

  • Incorrect: heen-ni-us
  • Correct: hey-nuh-s

Hierarchy

  • Incorrect: hahy-archy
  • Correct: hahy-uh-rahr-kee

Hyperbole

  • Incorrect: hahy-pur-bowl
  • Correct: hahy-pur-buh-lee

Ingenuity

  • Incorrect: in-jen-wee-tee
  • Correct: in-juh-noo-i-tee

Itinerary

  • Incorrect: ahy-tin-ary
  • Correct: ahy-tin-uh-rer-ee

Jewelry

  • Incorrect: joo-el-er-y
  • Correct: joo-uh l-ree

Library

  • Incorrect: libe-ry
  • Correct: lahy-brer eeLingerie

Lingerie

  • Incorrect: linger-ee
  • Correct: lahn-zhuh-rey

Lip-sync

  • Incorrect: lip-sing
  • Correct: lip-singk

Maniac

  • Incorrect: mahn-yuhk
  • Correct: mey-nee-ak

Mischievous

  • Incorrect: mis-chee-vious
  • Correct: mis-chuh-vuh-s

Niche

  • Incorrect: nee-shay
  • Correct: nee-sh

Often

  • Incorrect: off-ten
  • Correct: aw-fuh n

Paradigm

  • Incorrect: par-uh-dig-m
  • Correct: par-uh-dahym

Pronunciation

  • Incorrect: pruh-noun-see-ey-shuh n
  • Correct: pruh-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n

Pseudonym

  • Incorrect: syoo-duh-nim
  • Correct: sood-n-im

Quote

  • Incorrect: coat
  • Correct: kwoht

Regime

Incorrect: ruh-geem

Correct: ruh-zheem

Rendezvous

  • Incorrect: ren-dez-vuss
  • Correct: rahn-duh-voo

Reservoir

  • Incorrect: rez-er-vore
  • Correct: rez-er-vwahr

Salmon

  • Incorrect: sal-muhn
  • Correct: sam-uh n
  • Salon
  • Incorrect: suh-loon
  • Correct: suh-lon

Silicon

  • Incorrect: sil-i-kohn
  • Correct: sil-i-kuh n

Sour

  • Incorrect: saa-r
  • Correct: souuh-r

Subtle

  • Incorrect: subt-l
  • Correct: suht-l

Suite

  • Incorrect: soot
  • Correct: sweet

Tuition

  • Incorrect: too-shen
  • Correct: too-ish-uh n

Turquoise

  • Incorrect: tur-quiz
  • Correct: kur-kwoiz

Yolk

  • Incorrect: yol-ke
  • Correct: yohk

Also, read about 50 Popular Idiomatic Expressions | Computer Keyboard Short Cuts | Basic English Phrases

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