[pen-chuh nt; French pahn-shahn] /ˈpɛn tʃənt; French pɑ̃ˈʃɑ̃/
a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something:
a penchant for outdoor sports.
a strong inclination or liking; bent or taste
1670s, from French penchant, noun use of present participle of Old French pencher “to incline,” from Vulgar Latin *pendicare, a frequentative formed from Latin pendere “to hang” (see pendant (n.)).
see: have a penchant for
[French pahn-shey] /French pɑ̃ˈʃeɪ/ adjective, Ballet. 1. performed or executed while leaning forward.
[pen-suh l] /ˈpɛn səl/ noun 1. a slender tube of wood, metal, plastic, etc., containing a core or strip of graphite, a solid coloring material, or the like, used for writing or drawing. 2. a stick of cosmetic coloring material for use on the eyebrows, eyelids, etc. 3. anything shaped or used like a pencil, […]
[Chinese buhn-chee] /Chinese ˈbʌnˈtʃi/ noun, Wade-Giles. 1. . /ˈpɛnˈtʃiː/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Benxi
noun 1. a cone-shaped radar beam.