How to pronounce Shakespeare?

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Pronunciation of Shakespeare

Shakes-peer


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Type of Name:

Last Name

Alternate Spelling(s):

Shakspeare, Shakspere

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William Shakespeare's family name was variously spelled, he himself spelled the name in different ways most of the time. While in the baptismal record the name is spelled "Shakspeare," in several authentic autographs of the dramatist it reads "Shakspere," and in the first edition of his works it is printed "Shakespeare."

According to Halliwell there are not less than thirty-four ways in which the various members of the Shakespeare family wrote the name, and in the council-book of the corporation of Stratford, where it is introduced one hundred and sixty-six times during the period that the dramatist's father was a member of the municipal body, there are fourteen different spellings. The modern "Shakespeare" is not among them.


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Pronunciation of Shakespeare

Shakespeare is pronounced as: Phonetic Spelling:[ sh AI k s p EE r ]
sh AI k s p EE r
ship pain key so pet see rat


Type of Name:

Last Name

Alternate Spelling(s):

Shakspeare, Shakspere

Additional Information:

William Shakespeare's family name was variously spelled, he himself spelled the name in different ways most of the time. While in the baptismal record the name is spelled "Shakspeare," in several authentic autographs of the dramatist it reads "Shakspere," and in the first edition of his works it is printed "Shakespeare."

According to Halliwell there are not less than thirty-four ways in which the various members of the Shakespeare family wrote the name, and in the council-book of the corporation of Stratford, where it is introduced one hundred and sixty-six times during the period that the dramatist's father was a member of the municipal body, there are fourteen different spellings. The modern "Shakespeare" is not among them.


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