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I found someone who reads it as /t^pl/, who reads it as /tupl/, and who reads it as /tju:pl/.

What's the correct pronunciation of tuple?

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    tjuːp(ə)l according to my Oxford version. – GreaseMonkey Oct 12 '13 at 13:01
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    There's more than one valid pronunciation. – snailplane Oct 13 '13 at 19:00
  • I've never heard tjuːp(ə)l (despite doing a PhD in logic). – Francis Davey Mar 23 '17 at 15:56
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I pronounce it such that it rhymes with the word "couple". I work with Software Developers for a range of different countries and we all pronounce the word this way.

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  • All the mathematicians and logicians I worked with pronounced it with the "up" rather than "coup" sound. So that's interesting. – Francis Davey Mar 23 '17 at 15:55
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It should be pronounced the same as the last two syllables of quintuple (and quadruple, sextuple, septuple), since this is the etymological origin of the word. Unfortunately, not everybody pronounces quintuple the same way, and the dictionaries give various pronunciations.

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    Actually, I always hear "quadruple" (to increase by 4x) pronounced as the "u" in "super", but "quintuple" ("sextuple", etc) pronounced as in supple. Perhaps it's a noun/verb thing in the US. – Wayne Feb 13 '14 at 21:07

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