Received Pronunciation


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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.

Received Pronunciation

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

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations

received pronunciation

nhochsprachliche Aussprache

Received Pronunciation

npronuncia standard (dell'inglese)
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As we all know, HQ, as Twickenham is fondly referred to by Establishment types, is situated to the south west of London in an impeccably correct locale so quintessentially middle-class English that even the dogs bark in received pronunciation.
His Yorkshire accent was a novelty when most people on TV spoke in received pronunciation and he was like a cheeky older brother, full of enthusiasm.
A Recognised pronunciation B Real pronunciation C Received pronunciation D Rich pronunciation 12.
Received pronunciation - the standard form of British English pronunciation, based on educated speech in southern England and widely accepted as a standard elsewhere - (74 per cent), Northern Irish (70 per cent) and Southern Irish (70 per cent) rounded off the top four.
Received pronunciation (74%), Northern Irish (70%) and Southern Irish (70%) rounded off the top four.
The sound files are searchable, which makes precise queries easy to pin down, although many insights arise just by browsing--such as the clarification that in the name of Titus Andronicus's Tamora, the stress falls on the first syllable, not the penultimate one (551); the rhyming of juice with voice or boy (304); or the prevalence of the post-vocalic /r/ that an accent such as the Shakespeare-on-stage 'standard' Received Pronunciation (RP) has little trace of today (unlike accents such as General American or Hiberno-English which still retain the rhoticity).
Clive Upton's chapter on British English first addresses the model English accent called Received Pronunciation (RP).
It is best read with a Geordie accent, not Home Counties received pronunciation.
Received pronunciation is preferred by call centres and companies promoting products to consumers, presumably in the belief that the hoi polloi are more likely to accept a sales pitch delivered by someone posh.
It illustrates how practical phonetics can be used to learn English phonetics and pronunciation and teach it to non-natives by helping them represent, perceive, and reproduce the sounds of English as compared to those of Spanish, focusing on the Received Pronunciation accent of British English and Peninsular Spanish.
People ranked the Yorkshire accent as the most intelligent followed by received pronunciation, silence.
When she returns home she jokes her accent is "thick, Lancashire scumbag", but in our interview she spoke only the cut-glass vowels of received pronunciation.

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