Do You Pronounce Roulette


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Teaching Pronunciation. Pronunciation involves far more than individual sounds. Word stress, sentence stress, intonation, and word linking all influence the sound of spoken English, not to mention the way we often slur words and phrases together in casual speech.


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Sense 1


A line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes


line roulette; roulette

Hypernyms ('roulette' is a kind of...):

curve; curved shape (the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of 'roulette'):

cycloid (a line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line)

epicycloid (a line generated by a point on a circle rolling around another circle)

hypocycloid (a line generated by a point on a circle that rolls around inside another circle)

Sense 2



A wheel with teeth for making a row of perforations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


roulette; toothed wheel

Hypernyms ('roulette' is a kind of...):

wheel (a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines))


Sense 3


A gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ('roulette' is a kind of...):

gambling game; game of chance (a game that involves gambling)

How Do You Say Roulette In Italian

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Italian Alphabet and Sounds[edit]

The Italian alphabet is identical to the English one but the sound of certain letters is different. Double letters sound stronger and more stressed than single ones. Every letter or sound is represented in one unique way, and every letter is always read in the same way, with the exception of ‘’c’’ and ‘’g’’ whose pronunce depends on following vowel (similarly to English) and ‘’s’’ and ‘’z’’ that can be both pronounced voiced or not.

LetterPronunciationName in italian
aLike in 'Cat'A
bLike in 'But'Bi (English: Bee)
cLike in 'Chess' if the following letter is e/i, otherwise it's like in 'Cake'Ci (English: Chee)
c + hAlways pronounced like a 'K'CH
dLike in 'Diamond'Di (English: Dee)
eLike in 'Elephant' or if a long vowel sound, such as when at the end of a word, 'A' like in 'they'E
fLike in 'Father'Effe (English: EffE)
gLike in 'General' if the following letter is e/i, otherwise it's like in 'Gun'Gi (English: Gee)
g + hAlways pronounced like in 'Gate'GH
hnever pronounced, but if between c (or g) and e/i, it changes their sound (see c,g)Acca
iLike the double 'E' sound in 'Street', never as 'Island', never as 'Kid'I (English: Ee)
jusually pronounced (in the few original Italian words spelled with this letter) like y in yacht, e.g. jella (misluck) sounds like 'Yell'-'ah'Jay/ ilunga
kOnly on foreign words, pronounced usually like in English.Kappa
lLike in 'Left'Elle
mLike in 'Metal'Emme
nLike in 'Never'Enne
oLike in 'Open'O
pLike in 'People'Pi (English: Pee)
qalways followed by U, it's like in 'Quarterback'Qu (English Ku)
rLike in 'Rock' but the sound is different: italians pronounce it by making the tip of the tongue tremble closer to the front teethErre
sLike in 'Sing', or like in 'reason'.Esse
tLike in 'Time'Ti (English: Tea)
uLike in 'Boot'U (English: oo)
vLike in 'Volleyball'Vi/Vu (English Vee)
wOnly on foreign words, pronounced usually like in English.Doppia Vi/ Doppia Vu
xNot common in Italian, used nowadays often in the prefix 'ex-' ('former' in English). It is always pronounced 'ks' (as in wax), never 'gz'(as in example) even in foreign words.Ics
yOnly appears in foreign words or in scientific words derived from Ancient Greek. Pronounced like 'Yttrium'Ypsilon
zIn most words, it is pronounced ts as in 'Cats', e.g. Influenza 'Influentsa' (eng. influenza). There is also a voiced pronunciation, dz as in 'she adds on'. Its pronunciation is always intense, regardless of whether as a single or double letter. When appearing as a single letter, it most commonly has the ts pronunciation (but: in northern Italy, it is always pronounced dz at beginning of a word), as is also always the case when followed by i+vowel, e.g. inizio (beginning) pronounced 'in-ee-ts-yoh'.Zeta
zza definite 'tz' sound - think 'pizza'. But with exceptions, for example, in the verbs of the -izzare group (english -yze or -ize like realize), e.g. paralizzare (paralyze), 'pah-rah-lee-dzah-reh'.
Do You Pronounce Roulette

  • Since j, k, w, x, y are not 'italian' letters (they only appear in foreign words), they are pronounced exactly as in English. X is a common letter in Sicilian language words derived from Greek. Thus, when certain toponyms and family names are rendered in Italian, they preserve the X. Examples include Bettino Craxi, or Sant'Angelo Muxaro. In these examples, the X is pronounced similar to English KS.

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Particular phonemes[edit]

There are, however, digraphs/trigraphs that have their own particular phonemes:

LettersPronunciation toolsWords in Italian
glicalled 'laterale palatale' [ʎ], it's very close to the sound of 'Yes' or 'Yiddish' or the Spanish 'LL'; however, the 'L' sound is also pronounced (LYA/ LYO...).Paglia (straw), Aglio (garlic)
gncalled 'nasale palatale' [ɲ], this sound is made by sticking your tongue on your palate while pronouncing a sort of N; as a result the sound will be nasal. In Spanish this sound is represented by the letter ñ, in English it could be rendered, for example, in a mispronounced 'onion' ['ʌɲjən]

Another way that it could be rendered is the same as the word 'Poignant,' as the sound of the 'gn' is identical to what it sounds like in Italian.

Gnocchi, Bolognese
sce/scithe sound of the digraph SC (normally that of 'Sky), when followed immediately by E or I, becomes that of 'Shame'. Coherently, the word 'Schermo' (screen), is to be pronounced like skermo, not like scermo, because of the letter h immediately after the digraph.Scienza (science), Scegliere (to choose)


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