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  • noun United States rock singer whose many hit records and flamboyant style greatly influenced American popular music (1935-1977)


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  • Back in 1968 after my junior year in college I was on vacation in Chile. Many young Chileans my age enjoyed discussing pop culture, past and present. It took me a while to figure out who Elvee Praylee was. Now whenever I see his name, even 40 years later, I always recall this early linguistic conundrum.

    March 3, 2008

  • See this map for American pronunciation.

    April 11, 2008