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June 2, 2024

How to Pronounce Device

How to pronounce device

The word "device" appears on average 27.1 times per million words, which means that you need to know how to pronounce it if you want to get by in English. The pronunciation is very similar in both US and UK accents, but there are slight differences in the quality of the consonants, and in rhoticity (whether speech is pronounced with or without an /s/). It helps to break down the word into its component sounds: [DI] + [VYS]. Say the individual sounds out loud and exaggerate them until you can consistently produce them. Try recording yourself, and focus on one accent: it will be easier to mark mistakes in your own accent rather than a different one.

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