How is the word ‘sang-froid’ pronounced?

There are several ways of pronouncing this word. ‘Sang’ is often pronounced like the word ‘song’. The ‘fr’ is like the ‘fr’ in ‘from’, ‘French’, and ‘friend’; the sound that follows is like the ‘w’ in ‘wet’, ‘well’, and ‘wish’. The vowel is like the ‘a’ in ‘bath and ‘path’. The final ‘d’ is silent, and the stress is on ‘froid’. The word sounds like ‘song-frwaa’.

‘Sang-froid’ is a word of French origin and it means ‘cold blood’. When a person displays ‘sang-froid’ in a crisis, he remains very calm when things around him are falling apart.

*Though the crowd was extremely hostile, the visiting team showed remarkable sang-froid.

 Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – July 16, 2007 

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