Pronunciation

  • 1 pronunciation — 1. Note that the correct spelling of this word is pronunciation, not pronounciation, and it is pronounced accordingly. 2. The British pronunciations given in this book follow the so called ‘received standard’ based on the forms used by educated… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Pronunciation — Pro*nun ci*a tion (?; 277), n. [F. pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See {Pronounce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the pronunciation of syllables of words;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Pronunciation — refers to: * the way a word or a language is usually spoken * the manner in which someone utters a wordA word can be spoken in different ways by various individuals or groups, depending on many factors, such as: #the area in which they grew up… …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 pronunciation — ► NOUN ▪ the way in which a word is pronounced. USAGE The word pronunciation is often pronounced incorrectly with the second syllable rhyming with bounce, whereas it should be pronounced with the second syllable rhyming with dunce …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 pronunciation — [prə nun΄sē ā′shən, prōnun΄sē ā′shən] n. [ME pronunciacion < MFr pronunciation < L pronuntiatio] 1. the act or manner of pronouncing syllables, words, and phrases with regard to the production of sounds and the placing of stress, intonation …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 pronunciation — index speech, stress (accent) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 pronunciation — early 15c., mode in which a word is pronounced, from L. pronuntiationem (nom. pronuntiatio) act of speaking, also proclamation, noun of action from pronuntiare announce (see PRONOUNCE (Cf. pronounce)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 pronunciation — n. 1) to acquire a (good) pronunciation 2) a native pronunciation (of a language) 3) (a) spelling pronunciation 4) BBC, Received pronunciation * * * [prəˌnʌnsɪ eɪʃ(ə)n] Received pronunciation (a) spelling pronunciation BBC to acquire a (good)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 pronunciation */ — UK [prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms pronunciation : singular pronunciation plural pronunciations a) [countable/uncountable] the way in which a word or language is pronounced a guide to French pronunciation What is the correct… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 pronunciation — pronunciational, pronunciatory /preuh nun see euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, pronunciative, adj. /preuh nun see ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or result of producing the sounds of speech, including articulation, stress, and intonation, often with reference to …

    Universalium

  • 11 pronunciation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ correct, good, proper ▪ bad, incorrect ▪ alternative, different, variant ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 pronunciation — pro|nun|ci|a|tion [ prə,nʌnsi eıʃn ] noun * count or uncount the way in which a word or language is pronounced: a guide to French pronunciation What is the correct pronunciation of rabid? a. singular the way in which someone speaks a foreign… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 pronunciation — [[t]prənʌ̱nsie͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] pronunciations N VAR The pronunciation of a word or language is the way in which it is pronounced. She gave the word its French pronunciation... You re going to have to forgive my pronunciation …

    English dictionary

  • 14 pronunciation — noun /pɹəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən,pɹəˌnaʊnsiˈeɪʃən/ a) The standard way in which a word is made to sound when spoken. What is the pronunciation of hiccough ? b) The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking. His Italian… …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 pronunciation — pro|nun|ci|a|tion [prəˌnʌnsiˈeıʃən] n 1.) [U and C] the way in which a language or a particular word is pronounced pronunciation of ▪ Do you know the correct pronunciation of these Gaelic names? 2.) [singular] a particular person s way of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 pronunciation — [prənʌnsɪ eɪʃ(ə)n] noun the way in which a word is pronounced. Usage The word pronunciation is often pronounced, by analogy with pronounce, as if the second syllable rhymed with bounce. This is not correct in standard English: the second syllable …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 pronunciation*/ — [prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [C/U] the way in which a word or language is pronounced a guide to French pronunciation[/ex] What is the correct pronunciation of ‘rabid ?[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 pronunciation — noun Etymology: Middle English pronunciacion, from Anglo French pronunciation, from Latin pronuntiation , pronuntiatio, from pronuntiare Date: 15th century the act or manner of pronouncing something • pronunciational adjective …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 pronunciation — pro·nun·ci·a·tion || prə‚nÊŒnsɪ eɪʃn n. enunciation, articulation, expression; manner of expression; accent, unique style of pronunciation belonging to an individual …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 pronunciation — noun 1 (C, U) the way in which a language or a particular word is pronounced: Make sure you give each word its correct pronunciation. 2 (singular, uncountable) a particular person s way of pronouncing a word or words …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English