I was checking the Pronunciation of enshrine from ODO which lists:

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈʃrʌɪn, ɛn-/

Does it mean that there are two different accepted pronunciations?


yes. it can either be /ɪnˈʃrʌɪn/ or /ɛnˈʃrʌɪn/. Usually, the more common is listed first.

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    That's British pronunciation, mind you. In American English (K&K) it would be /ɪnˈʃraɪn, ɛn-/. Jul 30 '12 at 14:54
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    Correct, but I was explaining the phonetic notation, not the pronunciation
    – Charles
    Jul 30 '12 at 20:55

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