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OSX: Hear pronunciation of a word

Terminal - OSX: Hear pronunciation of a word
say WORD
2010-03-26 15:23:32
User: haivu
OSX: Hear pronunciation of a word

I often use this command to learn pronunciation of unfamiliar words.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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A nice feature is to the -o option to write to a file.

Comment by putnamhill 408 weeks and 1 day ago

I would recommend against the use of a computer speech synth to learn correct pronunciation.

Comment by philthomson 408 weeks and 1 day ago

This works in Linux too, not just OSX

Comment by kbrill 408 weeks ago

this command:

espeak "Words"

do the same work

Comment by glaudiston 367 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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