How is the word `demise’ pronounced?

The first syllable is like the word `dim’ and the second is pronounced like the word `eyes’. The stress is on the second syllable.

The death of someone or something is referred to as the demise of the person or thing. The word is normally used in formal contexts.

*If we don’t get enough support, it’ll result in the demise of the bill.

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – April 3, 2006

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s