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Despite its spelling, in the UK this place name is pronounced 'BEE-ver', IPA: /ˈbiː vər/, which makes it a homophone of 'beaver' (the animal). This is true of Belvoir Castle, a stately home in Leicestershire; the village in which it is located; the Vale of Belvoir, an area of great beauty; the Belvoir Hunt, a prestigious pack of foxhounds, and the street in Hull. (Unlike Blenheim Street, the local pronunciation does not diverge from the Received pronunciation.)

Etymological note: Belvoir is from the Old French bel, 'beautiful', and voir, 'to see', and may be construed as 'beautiful view'. It is cognate with the Italian belvedere (pronounced in English 'BELL-ve-deer' (or 'bell-ve-DEER'), IPA: /ˈbɛl və dɪər or bɛl və ˈdɪər/). In English, its current meaning is 'a summer-house' (with a view over the surrounding property, or landscape). The most common translation of the Italian is 'panoramic viewpoint', but it is also used for 'a tower [of a building]' with the advantage of height to improve the view. The Italian is pronounced phonetically, with four syllables, 'bell-ve-DARE-i', IPA: /bɛl vɛ ˈdɛ rɛ/.
A residence in the grounds of Windsor Castle is called Fort Belvedere. It was the home of Edward VIII from 1929, when he was Prince of Wales, until he abdicated in 1936.