What is the meaning of preference?
1 : a choosing of or special liking for one person or thing rather than another or others Buyers are showing a preference for small cars. 2 : the power or chance to choose : choice I gave him his preference. 3 : a person or thing that is liked or wanted more than another My preference is to travel by train.
How do you pronounce the word preference?
Why is the L silent in Almond?
A: The “l” in “almond” was silent until very recently. Interestingly, the “l” didn’t appear in the first syllable of amandola, the medieval Latin word from which “almond” was derived, or in the earlier Latin amygdala, or in the still earlier Greek amygdale.
Do you pronounce the L in Balm?
OED gives only the silent “l” pronunciation for salmon, balm, and calm. M-W lists both pronunciations for balm and calm, but only the silent “l” pronunciation for salmon.