How is the word “peccadilloes” pronounced?

The first syllable is pronounced like the word “peck” and the following “a” is like the “a” in “china”. “Dill” rhymes with “pill”, “chill”, and “fill”, while the final “oe” is like the “o” in “go”, “so”, and “no”. The main stress is on the third syllable.

A “peccadillo” is a minor sin or fault.

*The star’s latest extra marital peccadillo didn’t go down well with his fans.

S. UPENDRAN,  The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, March 14, 2005

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