Possible options include capitalizing either the "h", "d", and/or "o". Are any of these options considered either correct or incorrect?

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At the beginning of a sentence: Hors d'oeuvre

As a title: Hors d'Oeuvre

As a title (French style): Hors d'oeuvre

NEVER capitalize the "d".

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    French style would be Hors d’œuvre. Commented Jun 23, 2014 at 23:53
  • that is true, but most people do not know how to properly use or even type the special character, so the version I listed is the generally accepted one that won't be quite as confusing to Americans (since hors d'oeuvre is confusing enough for so many)
    – KnightHawk
    Commented Jun 24, 2014 at 3:26

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