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How to say: Tom Cruise's wedding venue

16:22 UK time, Monday, 20 November 2006

A weekly guide to words and names in the news from Martha Figueroa-Clark of the BBC Pronunciation Unit.

"This weekend saw the Hollywood couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes get married at Odescalchi Castle (pronounced od-es-KAL-ki) in Bracciano (pronounced bruh-CHAA-noh), Italy."


  1. At 02:38 PM on 21 Nov 2006, Spir-An wrote:

    Surely "brah-CHAA-noh" rather than "bruh-CHAA-noh". "bruh" is rather Anglicised.

  2. At 04:10 PM on 21 Nov 2006, Ian wrote:

    It's pronounced bra-CHAA-noh

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