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How to pronounce potentate

What does potentate mean?

: ruler, sovereign broadly : one who wields great power or sway.

How do you pronounce this word potentate?

How is our pronounced?

According to the dictionary, our should be pronounced like “oww-er”. But don’t be surprised to hear it pronounced like “arrr”. In American English, it is usually acceptable to say it either way. The possessive pronoun form of our is ours.

Which pronunciation of either is correct?

Using English phonetics, [ EE-ther ] and [ AHY-ther ] are both correct. As a side note, giving “th” a phonetic Z (or S or F or D) sound is a common mispronunciation that can be corrected with practice.

What does potentate mean?

: ruler, sovereign broadly : one who wields great power or sway.

How do you pronounce this word potentate?

How is our pronounced?

According to the dictionary, our should be pronounced like “oww-er”. But don’t be surprised to hear it pronounced like “arrr”. In American English, it is usually acceptable to say it either way. The possessive pronoun form of our is ours.

Which pronunciation of either is correct?

Using English phonetics, [ EE-ther ] and [ AHY-ther ] are both correct. As a side note, giving “th” a phonetic Z (or S or F or D) sound is a common mispronunciation that can be corrected with practice.

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