Focus on the pronunciation of staunch
English definition of “staunch”
/stɔntʃ/, /stɑntʃ/ adj [-er/-est only] (LOYAL)
› strongly loyal to a person, organization, or set of beliefs or opinions: a staunch defender of free speech staunchly
/ˈstɔntʃ·li/, /ˈstɑntʃ-/ adv › She staunchly supports the party’s candidates.