How to pronounce criticism
What is the meaning of criticism?
Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something.
How do you pronounce this word criticism?
Is the T silent in exactly?
In practice, yes it is virtually silent unless one makes a special effort to pronounce it. When we have a consonant cluster here /ktl/ one sound is often not heard. The linguistice term for it is “dissimilation”.
Is T silent in restaurant?
Re: pronunciation question – silent “t“
Native speakers on that tapes pronounce “t” very clearly in some words like ‘often’, ‘restaurant‘, etc.
Is it OK to pronounce the T in often?
A: The word “often” can be pronounced with a silent “t” (the more common pronunciation) or with an audible “t.” How “correct” is the second pronunciation? That depends on the dictionary you consult. Both are correct, according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (4th ed.).