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    Pronunciation of "Medicine"

    Hi All,

    I'd like to know how do you pronounce "Medicine", 2 syllables or 3 syllables?
    Sometimes I hear people say "Med di cine"....some people say "Med cine", which one is correct? If both are correct, which one will be used more frequently?


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    Re: Pronunciation of "Medicine"

    I hear 3 syllables. Maybe in fast speech, you hear two syllables. MW dictionary lists 2 syllable version as a british one.

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    Re: Pronunciation of "Medicine"

    Quote Originally Posted by Williamyh View Post
    Hi All,

    I'd like to know how do you pronounce "Medicine", 2 syllables or 3 syllables?
    Sometimes I hear people say "Med di cine"....some people say "Med cine", which one is correct? If both are correct, which one will be used more frequently?


    WYH
    /medsən/ is sometimes used, but it's going out of fashion, I think.


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    Re: Pronunciation of "Medicine"

    heheeee nice

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