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Pronunciation of Peony?

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LiquoriceWheel Mon 06-Mar-17 06:56:34

I've heard pee-OH-nee and pia-knee. Which is the correct one? Thanks flowersgrin

SloanyAnne Mon 06-Mar-17 06:57:14

I think the first one.

Ginmakesitallok Mon 06-Mar-17 06:57:26

Pee-uh-knee

KittyVonCatsington Mon 06-Mar-17 06:59:21

Neither. Ginmakeisallok is correct. It's Pee-UH-knee

WhoKn0wsWhereTheTimeG0es Mon 06-Mar-17 06:59:35

Pee-uh-knee. Emphasis the same on all syllables.

LiquoriceWheel Mon 06-Mar-17 09:59:46

Thanks everyone!

shovetheholly Mon 06-Mar-17 18:25:32

This is one of those words I can't refrain from pronouncing in a comedy posh accent. As in "I say, have you seen pee-orn-ey, I ave lost it whahle I was playing the grande piarno".

I am childish. blush

ChipInTheSugar Mon 06-Mar-17 18:27:07

I thought this was in Baby Names....

LiquoriceWheel Wed 08-Mar-17 11:19:13

Er...no. I'm trying to learn how to grow peonies in the garden.

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