How Do You Pronounce 'Tarot' When Talking?

How Do You Pronounce 'Tarot'?

  • ta - ROW or

    Votes: 32 27.8%
  • TAR - oh

    Votes: 32 27.8%
  • TUR - oh

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • te - ROW

    Votes: 6 5.2%
  • TEAR - oh

    Votes: 40 34.8%
  • te - ROTT

    Votes: 3 2.6%
  • TEAR - it

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • turah

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters




TEAR-oh but not the crying kind

I want to make a tarot deck with a carrot theme.

The CAH-roh tah-ROT.


Tarot rhymes with sparrow..

Laura Borealis

Tarot rhymes with sparrow..

Yep, that's how I say it. I picked TEAR-oh in the poll. Tear like tearing your pants, not like shedding a tear.


Probably depends on your accent. I say TAR-oh and so does everyone I know. Except my crazy cousin whom speaks like Madonna and pronounces it ta-ROW.


I was thinking of posting a similar poll because in most of the youtube videos I hear the word pronounced differently than I and those around me. I pronounce it tuh-ROW with an emphasis similar to Thoreau without the 'th' sound. Clear as mud? ;)

I never heard it pronounced TARE-oh until I started watching youtube deck reviews.


I pronounce it a la Francaise :) so TA-roh(t)! ( and none of the poll choices applied to me!)


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An extremely English ta-Row.


She said she was
A Magic Mama
And she could throw a mean Tarot
And carried on without a comma
That she was someone I should know.

Frank Zappa, Camarillo Brillo