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

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

Oxford dictionary definition of the word mercenary:

primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics:
she’s nothing but a mercenary little gold-digger
noun (plural mercenaries)
a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army:
he had planned to seize power with the aid of a group of mercenaries
a person primarily motivated by personal gain:
cricket’s most infamous mercenary



late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin mercenarius ‘hireling’, from merces, merced- ‘reward’

Spelling help

Remember that mercenary ends with -ary.

Spelling rule

Make the plural of words that end in a consonant plus -y by changing the -y to -ies (as in berry/berries): (mercenaries).