The macaroon is a cookie made from ground almond and can come with added coconut. It was developed in the UK but must not be confused with the French macaron,
which is a confection made with two meringue disks and a cream in the middle.
The pronunciation of macaroon is often confused with that of macaron. Even if both the words have the same root in the Italian word "maccheroni
", their pronunciation is different.
Macaroon is an English word and is pronounced following English rules of pronunciation, while macaron is pronounced in French
The correct pronunciation of macaroon is mah-kuh-ROON
The key to pronouncing macaroon is that the stress is on the third syllable and the second syllable is pronounced with a short "u" or "uh" sound.