by default


Senior Member
Hi folks!

I am not sure how I should pronounce the word 'default' in phrases such as i.a. 'win by default'. I know that it acts as a noun so I'm more likely to go for a noun's pronunciation but I just wanted to make sure...?

verb - /dɪˈfɔːlt/
noun - /ˈdɪˌfɔːlt/

Thanks in advance
  • se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    /dɪˈfɔːlt/ sounds old-fashioned to me. I think that in England, especially among younger people, /sɔlt/, /fɔlt/ and /dɪˈfɔlt/ are much more frequent than /sɔ:lt/, /fɔːlt/ and /dɪˈfɔːlt/.
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