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Is 'spouse' pronounced [spaus] or [spauz]? In a dictionary, there are two ways of pronouncing it. In the USA, how is it pronounced? What is the common pronunciation? Is it pronounced differently in the UK?

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    In the USA, it's pronounced "spaus". I don't know how it would be pronounced in the UK, Australia or other countries.
    We do use the "z" sound sometimes as in a "spousal relationship", but that is a variation and maybe just lazy. The "z" sound is easier than the "s" sound.

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