How is the word `boulevard’ pronounced?

The `ou’ in the first syllable is like the `oo’ in `cool’, `pool’, and `fool’; the following `e’ is like the `a’ in `china’. The final `ar’ sounds like the `ar’ in `bar’, `par’, and `tar’. In American English, the `ou’ is pronounced like the `u’ in `put’, `pull’, and `full’. In both cases, the stress is on the first syllable.

The word is used to refer to a street or a road that is lined with trees on both sides. In the U.S, however, any broad road can be referred to as `boulevard’.

 Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – June 4, 2007   

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