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Nearly all words of two or more syllables ending in -ade are derived from French, although some are originally from other Romance languages. Most of these are now pronounced -ayd, not -ahd: accolade, arcade, balustrade, barricade, blockade, brigade, brocade, cascade, cavalcade, colonnade, crusade, decade, escapade, lemonade, marmalade, masquerade, palisade, parade, serenade, tirade. A small group vary between the two pronunciations, including: esplanade, fanfaronnade, fusillade, glissade, pomade, promenade, rodomontade; and a few are always pronounced -ahd: aubade, ballade, facade.

Modern English usage. 2014.