Have you ever wondered how to pronounce February? It’s not as simple as you might think. Follow these tips and you’ll be saying it like a pro in no time!
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The correct way to say February
February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the shortest month and the only month with fewer than 30 days. The month has 28 days in common years or 29 days in leap years
Common mispronunciations of February
There are a few different ways that people mispronounce the word February. One way is to say “Feb-you-air-ee” instead of “Feb-roo-air-ee”. Another common way is to say “Feb-yoo-air” instead of “Feb-roo-air”. The correct way to say February is “Feb-roo-air”.
Why February is often mispronounced
There are a few theories as to why February is often mispronounced, but the most likely explanation is simply that it’s an irregular word. February isn’t derived from any other word in English, so there’s no easy way to guess how it should be pronounced.
The correct pronunciation of February is “FEE-bre-wary,” with a stress on the first syllable. The -ary at the end of the word is pronounced like -ery, as in bakery ortery.