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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb Pronunciation of Caroline

    I'm confused on the pronunciation of Caroline. I've heard people say Care-o-lyn and others say Care-o-line. How do you say it? I prefer the latter pronunciation, but I'm afraid I'm mispronouncing it.
    ~Emily

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  2. #3
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    I say it with the hard 'i' sound rather than the soft, so that the last syllable rhymes with 'brine' (as in a turkey).

    This is the more popular pronunciation, I believe.


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  3. #5
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    care-oh-line

    care-oh-lyn would be Carolyn.
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    Cora . Louisa . Lydia . Mary

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    I say 'KAH-ruh-line'.
    ~Boys~

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ~Girls~

    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★


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  5. #9
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    I had a neighbor named Caroline and she pronounced the end lean. I never heard it pronounced this way. I have always pronounced it with a line ending.
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