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Say It Right! contains a list of commonly mispronounced words with correct audio pronunciations and definitions in a Singaporean voice. Learn how to pronounce words like liaise, siphon, esplanade, almond, library.

  • Façade

    Word pronunciation: fuh-sahd
    Definition: The front of a building, especially a large building

    Example: The façade of the building collapsed during the earthquake.

  • Fasten

    Word pronunciation: fas-uhn, fah-suhn
    Definitions:

    • Close or do up securely
    • Fix or hold something in place
    • (fasten on) Pick out and concentrate on something

    Example: Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belt.

  • February

    Word pronunciation: feb-yoo-er-ee
    Definition: The second month of the year.

    Example: I was born in February.

  • Film

    Word pronunciation: film
    Definitions:
    NOUN

    • A thin flexible strip of cellulose coated with a photographic emulsion, used to make negatives and transparencies
    • A sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen
    • Motion pictures considered as an art or industry
    • Material in the form of a very thin flexible sheet
    • A thin layer covering a surface VERB
    • To make a film of a story, event, etc
    • Become covered with a thin layer of something

    Example: Avatar was a wonderful film.

  • Flour

    Word pronunciation: flou-er
    Definition: A finely ground powder made from wheat, used for making bread and cakes

    Example: There is just too much flour in the cake batter.

  • Formidable

    Word pronunciation: fawr-mi-duh-buhl
    Definition: Impressive, but to be feared; hard to deal with.

    Example: The lion’s strength makes it a formidable predator.

  • Futile

    Word pronunciation: fyoot-l, fyoo-tahyl
    Definition: Pointless, achieving nothing

    Example: All attempts to revive the drowning victim were futile.

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