Mike Razor writes:
>Not a real barn burner question but is Marque pronounced "Mark" or "Markee"?
>I have always pronounced it "Mark" but have heard it the other way and yes I
>have a dictionary but it is holding up the leg of my computer desk.
I've had this discussion many times and here is what my Random House has to
Marque: A product model or type, such as a sports car and pronounced mark
Marquee: A roof like shelter above the entrance to a theater, usually
containing the title of a currently featured play or film and pronounced markee
Marquis: A nobleman ranking next below a duke and pronounced markee or markwis
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