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Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:31:52 AM

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Please have someone check the vocalization of this word:

dan·seuse (däN-sœz′)
n. pl. dan·seuses (-sœz′)
A woman who is a ballet dancer.


One of the offerings seems to miss it completely.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:03:43 PM

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Neither one of them sounds like the normal English pronunciation.
The "USA" one sounds like he's trying to imitate a French accent, badly.
The "British" one seems to have the stress on the first syllable, whereas it's usually on the second.

The Collins Dictionary shows /dɑ̃ søz/ (no stress on either syllable), but the sound-byte is ('dɑ̃ søz). When I've heard it (very rare, I must admit) I've heard something more like /dɑ̃ 'søz/.

The Oxford dictionary sounds more like it (though again, a bit like someone imitating a French accent.
That shows /dɒ̃ 'səːz/.

The Cambridge Dictionary doesn't even list the word.
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