How to Pronounce élan?

Correct pronunciation for the word "élan" is [ˌe͡ɪtˈɪldə kˈɒpɪɹˌa͡ɪt lˈan], [ˌe‍ɪtˈɪldə kˈɒpɪɹˌa‍ɪt lˈan], [ˌeɪ__t_ˈɪ_l_d_ə_ k_ˈɒ_p_ɪ_ɹ_ˌaɪ_t l_ˈa_n].

"élan" in context

Élan is a French term which conveys a sense of enthusiasm and enthusiasm required to take part in a particular activity. In a nutshell, it refers to the willingness and motivated state of mind one has in achieving a particular goal.

The notion of elan has been used since the 17th century and has evolved since then- having became more of an internal motivation, rather than relying on external factors. It is often used especially in the context of sports- to refer to the extra effort an athlete has dedicated to their performance.

Élan has also come to refer to the spirit that animates a team or a collective.

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