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(Phonetics & Phonology) that form of the received pronunciation of English supposed to be typical of Oxford University and regarded by many as affected or pretentious
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Noun1.Oxford English - the dialect of English spoken at Oxford University and regarded by many as affected and pretentious
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
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Oxford English Dicks It seemed the Oxford English Dictionary had reached rock bottom in 2013 when its word of the year was selfie.
Two of the longest dictionary-listed isograms, for example, are the 15-letter DERMATOGLYPHICS (listed in both The Oxford English Dictionary and Webster's Third New International) and UNCOPYRIGHTABLE (in The Oxford English Dictionary).
The Oxford English Dictionary definition agrees with this view: "Marriage is the formal union of a man and a woman, typically as recognised by law, by which they become husband and wife.
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THE Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna, must have thought Scousers do not have access to dictionaries when he heaped praises on our Mayor and called him " a real buccaneer" (a person acts in a reckless, adventurous and often unscrupulous way, especially in business, according to the Oxford English Dictionary) as pointed out by someone on the ECHO's Politics website.
The humblebrag is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud.
The Oxford English Reference Dictionary defines "environment" as "surroundings and conditions, esp.
TAKING its first appearance in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1714 as her starting point (when Dutch genever arrived and was rebirthed in Georgian England), in Gin Glorious Gin: How Mother's Ruin Became The Spirit Of London (Headline, PS14.
com/words/how-a-new-word-enters-an-oxford-dictionary) said that the Oxford University Press uses language research programmes such as the Oxford Reading Programme and the Oxford English Corpus to track and get new words for its dictionaries.
The title analyses cliches in terms of their intended function and purpose and takes examples of actual usage from the Oxford English Corpus.
The book is the only standard historical dictionary of Welsh and is broadly comparable in method and scope to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Marco Frigatti from Guinness World Records said: "'Selfies' have become part of main stream culture, with the word itself being accepted into the Oxford English Dictionary.

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