How to Pronounce Homage

This blog post will teach you how to pronounce the word “homage.”

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Introduction

Homage (/ˈhɒm.ɪdʒ/) is a noun, homage (ˈhɒm.ɪdʒ) is a respectful or admiring tribute, especially through art.

Homage as a noun can be traced back to the 13th century meaning “obligation of service or feudal tenure”. The word homage comes from the Old French word hommage, which in turn comes from the Latin word hominēs meaning “man, men” or “human being”.

In the 14th century, homage came to mean “respectful or admiring tribute”. This is the meaning that we use today when we talk about paying homage to someone or something.

The correct way to say Homage

Homage (Noun)
Pronunciation: /ˈhämij/
The expression of appreciation, gratitude, or admiration, especially in the form of a public declaration.

“a moving tribute paid by the president to the fallen soldiers”
synonyms: tribute, credit, acknowledgment, accolade, praise, eulogy; More
“a tribute paid to his genius”

Why people mispronounce Homage

There are a few reasons why people might mispronounce Homage. The first is that it can be difficult to know how to pronounce a word when you see it written down. The second is that the word sounds different than it looks, which can trip people up. And finally, some people might just be unfamiliar with the word.

Here are a few tips on how to correctly pronounce Homage:

The first syllable is pronounced like “home.” The second syllable sounds like “idge,” with the “d” being silent. So the word is pronounced “HOM-ij.”

The stress is on the first syllable, so it’s important to make sure that you don’t say “hoMAGE” or “homage.”

If you’re still not sure, don’t worry! The best way to learn how to say a word is to listen to someone who knows how to say it correctly. You can find audio clips of people pronouncing Homage on sites like Forvo.com.

Other words that are often mispronounced

Homage is not the only word that is often mispronounced. Here are some other words that you might be mispronouncing:

-A lot: Some people say “alot,” but it’s actually two words: “a lot.”

-Beret: Most people pronounce it like “bear it,” but the correct pronunciation is “ber-AY.”

-Cache: Cache is pronounced like “cash,” not like “cachet.”

-Carat: The word for a unit of measurement for diamonds (and other precious stones) is pronounced like “caret,” not like the fruit.

-Complement: The spelling might look like it should be pronounced “compliment,” but it’s actually pronounced “com-PLEE-ment.”

-Doppelganger: This word is of German origin, and it’s pronounced “DOPP-el-gang-er,” not “doe-pel-gang-er.”

-Espresso: The correct pronunciation of this word is “ehx-PRESS-oh,” not “expresso.”