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Hi,

Problem word: LIQUEUR

I have checked all the online dictionaries available in the OneLook suite, yet not sure how to pronounce this French word "best"... Some dictionaries give more than one pronunciation for this entry ... and to make matters worse the alternative pronunciations appear QUITE DIFFERENT! I cannot figure out whether it is due to the BrEng-AmEng split or anything else...

I know there is a Record your voice button in the gui but I have no mike to make a recording...

Perhaps you could point me to the link that can help me learn, once and for all, the right ( "most common") pronunciation of 'LIQUEUR'?

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https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/liqueur

At the top of this page are two sound clips. The left-hand one, lɪkjʊəʳ, is the usual British English pronunciation. An AmE speaker will have to verify the usual US pronunciation.

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GPYThe left-hand one, lɪkjʊəʳ, is the usual British English pronunciation.

I see .... so it's just another BrEng-AmEng difference ... Thank you GPY!

GPYAn AmE speaker will have to verify the usual US pronunciation.

I'm sorry to say that I've never heard the pronunciation that Collins marks as American.

But I have heard Americans use essentially the British pronunciation, but with a stronger R at the end, of course — a mash of "lick" and "cure", both said in an American accent.

CJ