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Pronunciation of City: Learn how to pronounce City in English correctly

Learn how to say City correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word city:

noun (plural cities)
1a large town:
one of Italy’s most beautiful cities
[as modifier]:
the city centre
British a town created a city by charter and usually containing a cathedral.
North American a municipal centre incorporated by the state or province.
[with modifier] informal a place or situation characterized by a specified attribute:
the staff were in turmoil—it was panic city
2 (the City)short for City of London.
the financial and commercial institutions located in the City of London:
the Budget got a stony reception from the City
[as modifier]:
a City analyst
Derivatives
cityward
adjective & adverb
citywards
adverb
Origin:
Middle English: from Old French cite, from Latin civitas, from civis ‘citizen’. Originally denoting a town, and often used as a Latin equivalent to Old English burh ‘borough’, the term was later applied to the more important English boroughs. The connection between city and cathedral grew up under the Norman kings, as the episcopal sees (many had been established in villages) were removed to the chief borough of the diocese