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Piezo is pronounced PEE-A-zo, not PIE-zo.

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  • Piezo is pronounced PEE-A-zo, not PIE-zo.

    Call me a grammar/English geek, which I am, but it's just the right way to say it.
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    Lol this could turn into one of those debates, Pee-a-zo is how just about every american would say it, being english myself, north england to be precise, I say it differently, exactly like the english pronunciation here : http://dictionary.cambridge.org/pron.../piezoelectric, so you say it as pee-a-zo and I basically miss the 'a' bit out of that, both are at least in the cambridge dictionary as correct. I dont think I have heard anyone call it a pie-zo though, that sounds like something you would have for dinner.

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    • #3
      In other news.....90% of the people since 1977 have called him Neil Peart..(Purt) as in (Squirt)
      it is pronounced (Peerat) as in..."I "peered" "at"..this girl walking down the street)

      my $0.02...carry on....
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      • #4
        I thought it was pee-etz-oh.
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        • #5
          I was going to respond but, I had to go pea.
          By the time I came back I had forgotten what I was gonna say!
          "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

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          • #6
            I have been (apparently) saying it correctly all these years! Thank goodness, I was worried. Pee . zo . electric! - We Brits too lazy to form that extra syllable lol.

            I outright refuse to say Jif instead of Gif though, I will not conform on that!
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            • #7
              I was hoping for some fun on this....

              Acceptable pronunciations are
              Pee-A-zo (correct)
              Pee-zo (OK).

              Incorrect pronunciation:
              "Pie"-zo, as in apple "Pie"
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              • #8
                What's the (country of) Origin?

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                • #9
                  Ha ha! Use it in a sentence please?
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                  • #10
                    'Interesting' topic on an internet forum where we write stuff and don't speak so any pronunciation is in your own head ...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Macarina
                      What's the (country of) Origin?
                      Word Origin
                      from Greek piezein to press


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                      • #12
                        I try and stay away from all things Greek (especially if in the shower and I drop the soap)!
                        I do like the olives though.
                        "It makes sense if you dont think about it"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jpsquared482
                          Word Origin
                          from Greek piezein to press

                          Huh, I thought it might be Italian

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