How to pronounce Louisville?

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Pronunciation of Louisville in Louisville, KY

LOO-uh vul

Local pronunciation, with roughly the same rhythm as 'glueable'.

Exact pronunciation depends very much on where you live and how you learned it. Common variations replace 'uh' with 'ee' or 'ih' sounds, and/or replace 'vul' with 'vil':

LOO-ee vil
LOO-ee vul
LOO-ih vil
LOO-ih vul


Type of Name:

City Name

Language:

French

Meaning:

Literally 'Louis city'

Additional Information:

Named in 1780 after French King Louis XVI, in honor of French support for America during the ongoing American Revolution. Despite this, the name is not pronounced as in the French (LOO-ee vee yah) but rather has been shortened into American English form.


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Pronunciation of Louisville

Louisville is pronounced as

l oo ih - v ih l

l sounds like the 'l' in 'let'
oo sounds like the 'oo' in 'food'
ih sounds like the 'i' in 'it'
v sounds like the 'v' in 'very'


Louisville is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ l oo ih - v ih l ]

l oo ih - v ih l
let food it   very it let

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Pronunciation of Louisville in Louisville, KY

Louisville is pronounced as

L OO uh v uu l

l sounds like the 'l' in 'let'
oo sounds like the 'oo' in 'food'
uh sounds like the 'u' in 'up'
v sounds like the 'v' in 'very'
uu sounds like the 'u' in 'put'


Louisville is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ L OO uh v uu l ]

L OO uh v uu l
let food up very put let

Type of Name:

City Name

Language:

French

Meaning:

Literally 'Louis city'

Additional Information:

Named in 1780 after French King Louis XVI, in honor of French support for America during the ongoing American Revolution. Despite this, the name is not pronounced as in the French (LOO-ee vee yah) but rather has been shortened into American English form.


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Pronunciation of Louisville

LOO uh vul


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Pronunciation of Louisville in US

   Slow

Louisville is pronounced as

l OO - ee - v IH l

l sounds like the 'l' in 'let'
oo sounds like the 'oo' in 'food'
ee sounds like the 'ee' in 'see'
v sounds like the 'v' in 'very'
ih sounds like the 'i' in 'it'


Louisville is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ l OO - ee - v IH l ]

l OO - ee - v IH l
let food   see   very it let



Comments:

Pronunciation of Louisville

LOO-i-vill
i - as in 'it' without 't'
vill - rhymes with pill


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