Previous Page

Macabre :

“Macabre” is a French-derived word which in its original language has the final “ruh” sound lightly pronounced.

Those who know this are likely to scorn those who pronounce the word “muh-COB.”

But this latter pronunciation is very popular and blessed by some American dictionaries, and those who prefer it sometimes view the French-derived pronunciation as pretentious.

It’s up to you whether you want to risk being considered ignorant or snooty.

Common Errors Index

From Macabre to HOME PAGE