How to Pronounce o'er?

Correct pronunciation for the word "o'er" is [ˈɔː], [ˈɔː], [ˈɔː].

"O'er" in context

O'er is a common, archaic contraction of the word over, meaning across, above, or beyond. It has been used in poetry and formal prose for centuries to create a more lyrical, musical quality of expression. O'er also appears in many classic literature pieces as a part of a rhyme or alliteration device. It is widely used in both American and British English, though it is considered a bit too literary for most other purposes. O'er is also used in music lyrics, especially in the romantic or poetic ballad. The contraction also appears in ancient texts as well, most notably in the King James Version of the Bible.


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