Lea Michele’s ‘Cannonball’ Video: A Pronunciation Guide — In GIFs!

Watch Lea Michele's new "Cannonball" video, and learn some pronunciation courtesy of these GIFs.

Don’t worry, you’ll get it right.

In Lea Michele’s arresting debut single, “Cannonball,” the “Glee” star sets her vocals to STUN, belting out the lyrics with all of her Broadway-trained might. Seriously, dare we say that the she even approaches Céline Dion-levels of musical feelings-conjuring? SPOILER ALERT: We dare.

Thankfully, the Robert Hales-directed music video matches the powerful song note-for-note. As Ms. Lea finds her way (and herself?) in a once-lavish, abandoned mansion all “Let It Go”-style, the use of light and shadow dazzle without ever overshadowing the clip’s star.

But, visuals and those probably Barbra Streisand-inspired nails aside — hey, we all know Lea stans for Babs — we’d like to note one other important service that this video provides us: a pronunciation guide.

Yes, for who knows how long, we’ve not given the word “cannonball” the full flourish it deserves. To fully venerate this brave, high-flying, apparently metaphor-friendly noun, you’ve gotta dig deep down inside, tap into your Broadway enunciation bone (kinda like doing your Kegels, but more jazz hands), and let soar a mighty, resounding “CAH-NONE-BALL”!

Here, let Lea break it down.

Watch Lea Michele's new "Cannonball" video, and learn some pronunciation courtesy of these GIFs.

Watch Lea Michele's new "Cannonball" video, and learn some pronunciation courtesy of these GIFs.

Watch Lea Michele's new "Cannonball" video, and learn some pronunciation courtesy of these GIFs.

Watch Lea Michele's new "Cannonball" video, and learn some pronunciation courtesy of these GIFs.

Watch Lea Michele's new "Cannonball" video, and learn some pronunciation courtesy of these GIFs.

Tens! Tens! Tens across the board! #brava

+ Watch Lea Michele’s “Cannonball” video.

Photo credit: Columbia / GIFs: MTV