Proper Pronunciation Guide

bivouac

[bɪv wæk]

Tips:

  • Pronounce this word as two syllables, stressing the first.

  • Pronounce the letters “ou” as

    /w/.

  • Pronounce the letter “a” as

    /æ/—like the vowel in the word “sat.”

Practice Sentence:

The hikers bivouacked in a field a short distance from the main trail.

Definition:

  • (noun, verb) A temporary encampment without tents; to set up such a camp and use it.

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