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    how to pronounce coincidence

    What is the proper way to pronounce the word 'coincidence'? When I hear the word, somehow I hear a 'w' sound in it. I hear co-win-ci-dence. Is that correct?

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    Re: how to pronounce coincidence

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What is the proper way to pronounce the word 'coincidence'? When I hear the word, somehow I hear a 'w' sound in it. I hear co-win-ci-dence. Is that correct?
    Yes: ke-WIN-si-dens.


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    Re: how to pronounce coincidence

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Yes: ke-WIN-si-dens.
    Thanks for the confirmation Charlie! I have another question. How come when I tried searching for coincidence on an online dictionary, it gives me this as the pronunciation: kō ínssidənss

    In the given pronunciation, it doesn't have 'w' in it. Why is that?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.


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    Re: how to pronounce coincidence

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Yes: ke-WIN-si-dens.

    Thanks for the confirmation Charlie! I have another question. How come when I tried searching on an online dictionary, it gives me this as the pronunciation: kō ínssidənss

    In the given pronunciation, there's no 'w' in it. Why is that? It'd be helpful to know for future reference.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,thank you.

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