Focus on the pronunciation of surprise
English definition of “surprise”
/sərˈprɑɪz/, /sə-/ n [C/U]
› an unexpected event, or the feeling caused when something unexpected happens: [C] Don’t tell Ann we’re having a party for her – I want it to be a surprise. [C] Last night’s heavy snow came as a complete surprise. [U] To my great surprise, they gave us everything we asked for. surprise
/sərˈprɑɪz/, /sə-/ adj [not gradable] › The basketball player paid a surprise visit to the campus on Thursday.