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Received Pronunciation

n.
A pronunciation of British English, originally based on the speech of the upper class of southeastern England and characteristic of the English spoken at private boarding schools and at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Until the late 1900s, it was the standard form of English used in British broadcasting. Also called Received Standard.
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Received Pronunciation

n
(Phonetics & Phonology) the accent of standard Southern British English. Abbreviation: RP
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Received′ Pronuncia′tion


n.
a pronunciation of British English derived from the educated speech of S England, traditionally used in the public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge universities and widely used in broadcasting. Abbr.: RP
[1865–70]
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Noun1.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
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
orthoepy, pronunciation - the way a word or a language is customarily spoken; "the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners"; "that is the correct pronunciation"
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Translations

received pronunciation

nhochsprachliche Aussprache
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Received Pronunciation

npronuncia standard (dell'inglese)
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Just let us know when you're sick of this southern mediocrity and obsession with received pronounciation and we'll see what we can do.
Glasgow came in seventh, beaten by received pronounciation (as spoken by old-style BBC presenters) Geordie and Northern Irish.

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