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pro·nun·ci·a·tion

 (prə-nŭn′sē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act or manner of pronouncing words; utterance of speech.
2. A way of speaking a word, especially a way that is accepted or generally understood.
3. A graphic representation of the way a word is spoken, using phonetic symbols.

[Middle English, from Old French prononciation, from Latin prōnūntiātiō, prōnūntiātiōn-, from prōnūntiātus, past participle of prōnūntiāre, to pronounce; see pronounce.]

pro·nun′ci·a′tion·al adj.

pronunciation

(prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən)
n
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) the act, instance, or manner of pronouncing sounds
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) the supposedly correct manner of pronouncing sounds in a given language
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) a phonetic transcription of a word

pro•nun•ci•a•tion

(prəˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act, manner, or result of producing the sounds of speech, including articulation, stress, and intonation.
2. a way of pronouncing a word, syllable, etc., that is accepted or considered correct.
3. the conventional patterns of treatment of the sounds of a language: the pronunciation of French.
4. a phonetic transcription of a given word, sound, etc.
[1400–50; late Middle English pronunciacion < Latin prōnūntiātiō delivery (of a speech) =prōnūntiā(re) to announce, utter (see pronounce) + -tiō -tion]
pro•nun`ci•a′tion•al, adj.

Pronunciation

See also language; speech

the habit of unacceptable or bad pronunciation.
1. a defectively produced speech.
2. socially unacceptable enunciation.
3. nonconformist pronunciation.
the pronunciation of Greek eta like the e in be.etacist, n.
an overcorrected pronunciation or usage that attempts to mask guttural or provincial speech.
a tendency toward nasality in pronouncing words. Also nasality.
the study of correct pronunciation. — orthoepist, n. — orthoepic, orthoepical, orthoepistic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pronunciation - the manner in which someone utters a word; "they are always correcting my pronunciation"
utterance, vocalization - the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
assibilation, sibilation - pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
mispronunciation - incorrect pronunciation
homophony - the same pronunciation for words of different origins
accent, speech pattern - distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
articulation - the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
2.pronunciation - the way a word or a language is customarily spoken; "the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners"; "that is the correct pronunciation"
Received Pronunciation - the approved pronunciation of British English; originally based on the King's English as spoken at public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge Universities (and widely accepted elsewhere in Britain); until recently it was the pronunciation of English used in British broadcasting
speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication, speech, language - (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

pronunciation

noun intonation, accent, speech, stress, articulation, inflection, diction, elocution, enunciation, accentuation You'll have to forgive my bad French pronunciation.
Translations
لَفْظنُطْق
pronunciació
výslovnostvyslovování
udtale
prononco
ääntämys
izgovor
kiejtés
pronunciation
framburðurframburîur
発音
발음
pronuntiatio
tarimas
izgovorjava
uttal
การออกเสียงคำพูด
sesletimtelaffuztelâffuz
sự phát âm

pronunciation

[prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən] Npronunciación f

pronunciation

[prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən] n [word, language] → prononciation f

pronunciation

nAussprache f

pronunciation

[prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃn] npronuncia

pronounce

(prəˈnauns) verb
1. to speak (words or sounds, especially in a certain way). He pronounced my name wrongly; The `b' in `lamb' and the `k' in `knob' are not pronounced.
2. to announce officially or formally. He pronounced judgement on the prisoner.
proˈnounceable adjective
(negative unpronounceable) able to be pronounced.
proˈnounced adjective
noticeable; definite. He walks with a pronounced limp.
proˈnouncement noun
an announcement.
proˌnunciˈation (-nansi-) noun
the act, or a way, of saying a word etc. She had difficulty with the pronunciation of his name.

pronunciation

نُطْق výslovnost udtale Aussprache προφορά pronunciación ääntämys prononciation izgovor pronuncia 発音 발음 uitspraak uttale wymowa pronúncia произношение uttal การออกเสียงคำพูด telaffuz sự phát âm 发音

pronunciation

n. pronunciación.
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