How is the word "moustache" pronounced?

By Dilip, Chicago, USA(09.12.2006).

Depends on which side of the Atlantic you are from. An Englishman would pronounce the "ou" in the first syllable like "a" in "china". The following "a" sounds like the "a" in "path", "bath", and "pass", while the final "che" is like the "sh" in "sheet", "sheep", and "shoot". The main stress, as you have probably guessed, is on the second syllable.

As for the Americans, well, they always do things differently. First of all, they spell the word differently. It's spelt "mustache". The "u" is like the "u" in "cut", "but", and "gut". The "a" in the second syllable is like the "a" in "act", "pact", and "fact".The main stress is on the first syllable.

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