(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : comprehensive especially : covering the main points succinctly. 2a : done without delay or formality : quickly executed a summary dismissal. b : of, relating to, or using a summary proceeding a summary trial.
How do you pronounce summary?
How is an pronounced?
A becomes a (ay), and an becomes an (aan). And if we’re saying the letter of the alphabet, we say Ay. What about the? Again, we don’t normally stress that either, but sometimes we can and then the pronunciation changes to the (thee).
Is the T silent in exactly?
In practice, yes it is virtually silent unless one makes a special effort to pronounce it. When we have a consonant cluster here /ktl/ one sound is often not heard. The linguistice term for it is “dissimilation”.
Is it OK to pronounce the T in often?
A: The word “often” can be pronounced with a silent “t” (the more common pronunciation) or with an audible “t.” How “correct” is the second pronunciation? That depends on the dictionary you consult. Both are correct, according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th ed.).
Is T silent in restaurant?
Re: pronunciation question – silent “t“
Native speakers on that tapes pronounce “t” very clearly in some words like ‘often’, ‘restaurant‘, etc.
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