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How Do You Pronounce “Biopic”?

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Kate from Arlington, Massachusetts, and her boyfriend disagree about how to pronounce biopic. The confusion arises in part because the -opic at the end looks like the ends of words like myopic and microscopic. It’s actually a shortening of the term biographical picture, so the accent goes on the first syllable. Biopic emerged from Hollywood jargon of the 1940s. This is part of a complete episode.

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  • I have always thought it was a shortening of biographical epic. Also, bio-pic just sounds weird.

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