Proper Pronunciation Guide

exception

[ɪk̚ sɛp̚ ʃən]

Tips:

  • Pronounce the letters “xc” as a stopped “k” [k̚] followed by
    /s/.
  • Pronounce the initial letter “e” as the short vowel
    /ɪ/ —like the vowel in the word “sit.”
  • Stress the second syllable [sɛ].

Practice Sentences:

They made an exception in his case.
There will be no exceptions!

Definition:

  • (noun) An instance where the usual rules or procedures are not followed.

Notes:

See the word “accepted.”
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