Is “Police” One or Two Syllables?

  • Police is two syllables.
  • Why is police 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
    • Police divided into syllables: po-lice
      • The "e" is silent.
    • Police pronounced: puh-lees
    • The two vowel sounds are:
      • U sound that comes from "puh"
      • E sound that comes from "lees"

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