How is the word “bonhomie” pronounced?

The “o” in the first syllable is like the “o” in “on”, the following “h” is silent. The “o” in the second syllable is like the “a” in “china” and the final “ie” is like the “i” in “pit”, “kit”, and “bit”. The main stress is on the first syllable. The word comes from the French “bon” meaning “good”, and “homme” meaning “man”. The word is used to refer to an individual’s good nature, his easy and pleasant manner.

*Jai’s bonhomie won the hearts of all those who came into contact with him.

S. UPENDRAN,  The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, March 28, 2005

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