How To Pronounce “breviary”?


#1

How does one pronounce “breviary” in US English? Also as in the app iBreviary? I’ve heard it different ways and want to make sure I sound edu-ma-cated!


#2

I say BREEEVEREEEE but I say MONEZZZ for mayonnaise.


#3

Bree-vee-air-ee. Heard from the mouths of both Americans and Brits, and corrected multiple times by them (I live in France, where the equivalent term is pronounced “breh-vee-air.” :blush:).


#4

I sound like that after a couple of glasses of wine… :wine_glass:


#5

UpUpAndAway, I’m Cajun, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.


#6

No excuse needed for you. I’m not Cajun. I need wine. :grinning:


#7

Bree-vuh-ree?"


#8

You’re Cajun? Part of my lineage is Acadian, so there’s a chance we’re related lol.


#9

BOTH sides of my family came from France, to Canada and then to south Louisiana. Cajun born and bred.


#10

That chance that we’re related has increased.


#11

Nova Scotia is where they were KICKED out of due to the Deportation of the Acadians.


#12

The chance has increased yet again; I am from Nova Scotia.


#13

Well small world.


#14

I’d say BREE-vee-er-ee, so just like aviary, but with BREE at the beginning. But that would be British English received pronunciation, not US pronunciation.


#15

I have always said “BREH-vur-ee” and have never been corrected. I have a feeling I’ve been mispronouncing it all these years.


#16

Looked it up. Per Google Dictionary, mine is an acceptable alternate pronunciation.

I’m not sure I’ve ever heard this word spoken. It’s just part of my reading vocabulary.


#17

I have always said “Bree-vuh-ree”.


#18

I say: bri-vi-ɛri


#19

Bree vee air ee.


#20

Here is how to pronounce breviary. The word is pronounced by a US male; however, it is also how we would pronounce it in the UK.


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