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

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

Oxford dictionary definition of the word opossum:

an American marsupial which has a naked prehensile tail and hind feet with an opposable thumb.
Family Didelphidae: several genera and numerous species. See also Virginia opossum
Australian/NZ a possum.

early 17th century: from Virginia Algonquian opassom, from op ‘white’ + assom ‘dog’