Is “Firemen” Two or Three Syllables?

  • Firemen is two syllables.
  • Why is firemen 2 syllables?
    • A syllable is the sound of a vowel that is created when pronouncing an A, E, I, O, U, or Y.
      • read the full definition of a syllable: here
    • Firemen divided into syllables: fire-men
      • The 1st "e" is silent.
    • Firemen pronounced: fire-men
    • The two vowel sounds are:
      • I sound that comes from "fire"
      • E sound that comes from "men"

Cite This Source

Explore the word "Firemen"

Fun Fact
A pangram is a sentence using
all 26 letters of the alphabet.
Bibliography Citations
MLA   |    APA   |   Chicago Manual Style