How do you pronounce bokeh?!

How do you pronounce bokeh? Seems to be all the rage these days. Sounds like a weird s3x thing :p

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2014 at 14:11

It's pronounced wee-rd--blur-rrrieee-sh-eeee-t

spruceyb  Apr. 18, 2014 at 14:40

The word is 'boke' which is japanese for 'haziness'. Someone edited the word by putting the h on the end to help with pronounciation as it does not rhyme with poke or smoke. The Bo part is same as in the word bone and the ke is same as in kettle. With equal stress on each syllable.

It's a pretty useful tool in photography, especially in portraits.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2014 at 21:08

Spruceybis right. And I know it can be a useful tool, but it really shouldn't be used to present a half-eaten fry-up...


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