[ahn-wee, ahn-wee; French ahn-nwee] /ɑnˈwi, ˈɑn wi; French ɑ̃ˈnwi/
a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom:
The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.
/ˈɒnwiː; French ɑ̃nɥi/
a feeling of listlessness and general dissatisfaction resulting from lack of activity or excitement
1660s as a French word in English; nativized by 1758; from French ennui, from Old French enui “annoyance” (13c.), back-formation from enuier (see annoy). Hence ennuyé “afflicted with ennui;” ennuyée a woman so afflicted.
So far as frequency of use is concerned, the word might be regarded as fully naturalized; but the pronunciation has not been anglicized, there being in fact no Eng. analogy which could serve as a guide. [OED]
abbreviation 1. English National Opera
effective number of bits
[ahr-dn] /ˈɑr dn/ noun 1. (italics) a narrative poem (1864) by Tennyson. 2. its hero. 3. a missing person who is presumed dead but is later found to be alive.
[ih-noh-kee] /ɪˈnoʊ ki/ noun 1. a thin, long-stemmed and tiny-capped white mushroom, Flamma velutipes, native to the northern mountain ranges of Japan and prized as a food.