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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    pronounciation of Este?

    Hello Berries,
    I'm really liking a new band called Haim at the moment (well, they are new to me at least, but i might be hopelessly out of the loop with these things!). They are 3 sisters from California, and the lead singer is called Este. As far as I know, its not short for anything, its just Este- how would you pronounce that? I'm assuming its either like Est (1syllable) or Est-ay. How would you pronounce it? Have you heard it before?
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  2. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    I would pronounce it "ess-tay" with two syllables (like Estée Lauder cosmetics). It's an Italian place name and surname of a noble family.
    All the best,

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    I pronounce it es-teh. It almost sounds like es-tay but it stops short of the ay sound.

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  4. #7
    If I saw it I would pronounce is es-teh (like the letters, S.T.)
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  5. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    It may be short for "Estelle". Though I would look at Este and likely think the accent was missing as it looks French, as mentioned, maybe from the Estée Lauder reference. Est on it's own means East in French. I actually prefer it with the accent.

    Good luck!

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