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    Pronunciation of 'Olympics'

    Most dictionaries I have give the ‘O’ in Olympics an 'ə' sound as in ‘of‘.



    Is the ‘ou’ sound as the letter 'O' also correct?

    How about the ‘ɔ’ sound as in ‘off’?

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    Re: Pronunciation of 'Olympics'

    NOT A TEACHER

    Listen here. The pronunciation is spot-on, so I assume it's "ə".

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    Re: Pronunciation of 'Olympics'

    why would you think the dictionaries might be wrong? I don't know about US English but in the UK we say 'ə'

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