Say 'Croûton'? Correctly
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A Quick Overview Of Croûton
'Croûton' is established in English - bread cut into cubes, and fried, or crisped in the over, and used to add texture to salads. There is no need to affect the French pronunciation if you are using this word in the context of the English language. The explanation that follows is for reference purposes.
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- The French 'ou' sounds closest to the English 'oo' in 'food'. The 'u' in 'scuba' is also a good reference. The accent on the 'û' makes no difference to the pronunciation - it simply indicates that the word historically had an 's' (crouste), which has since disappeared;
- The French 'o' in ‘on’ sounds like the ‘o’ sound in ‘bore’, or the '-aw-' in 'yawn'. American, and other users who roll their 'r's should remember that the ‘r’ is not part of this sound.
- The 'n' is nasalised (~), because it is preceded by a vowel.
See also croustade, and croûte.