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English spellings/Catalogs/Q

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This page lists pronunciations of English words that begin with Q. To see a different letter navigate with the table above.

The apostrophe is treated as the last letter of the alphabet, after Z.[e]


Q = queûe up = cûe prompt

q- k-

Qàder = Qàdir (also, sometimes with a silent u, = Quàder; or K-)

Qàntas Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services, *Kwóntus, first syllable sounding like that of qùantity

qát drug or khát or kát = cát animal

Qátàr, Qátar (*Cátter); some pronounce it like catàrrh

Qatàri, or some BrE Qátari = cáttery

Qinghaî Chíng-

Qóm

qu- mostly kw-

Quâalude *Kwâylûde

quáck

qùad

quadraphónic (not -ro-)

quadriplêgic (not -ro-)

quadrûple

qùadrupéd

quágmire or qùagmire

qùality

quàlm -àm

qùandary

quángo

qùantity

qùarantìne

quàrk

qùarrel

qùarry hunt, mine

quartét (å), quintét, sextét, septét, octét, nonét, all with final-syllable stress

quårtz mineral = quårts liquid

qùash

quâsî- or -z-

quaỳ harbour = kêỳ lock

quêasy -zêe, rhymes with êasy and slêazy, not with grêasy -sêe

Quebéc, Quebécker Kwí- or Kwə-

quéll

quêry

quéstion *quéshchən

questionnãire *quéshchən-ãir rhymes with debonãir

queûe line of people/cars = cûe theatre, billiards = Keŵ Gardens

quìche *kêesh

quíd prô quô

quiéscent *kwìéssent

quîet silent two syllables, e as schwa: *kwîət, cf. quîte

quín quintuplet = Quínn

quinôa kí-

quïrk = Quïrk

quísling -z-

quít leave, stop

quîte moderately one syllable, cf. quîet

Quìto *Kêeto

Quíxôte *Quícksôat is the traditional English pronunciation, cf. Spanish-style Dón Quijôtè *Keehôtay

quixótic

quíz

quŏits

quotídian

Qur'àn = Koràn

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