“Rendezvous”

When you have a rendezvous with an individual you have a meeting with him at an appointed time. The word is used in formal contexts.

*This coffee shop has become a rendezvous for college students.

The “e” in the first syllable is like the “o” in “on”, “don”, and “con”. The “e” that follows in the second syllable sounds like the “i” in “it”, “hit”, and “fit”. The final “ous” sounds like the “oo” in “cool”, “pool”, and “fool”. The “z” is silent and the main stress is on the first syllable.

 The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, August 23, 2004

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