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a. The study of the pronunciation of words.
b. The study of the relationship between the pronunciation of words and their orthography.
2. The customary pronunciation of words.
[Greek orthoepeia, correctness of diction : ortho-, ortho- + epos, epe-, word; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]
or′tho·ep′ic (-ĕp′ĭk), or′tho·ep′i·cal (-ĕp′ĭ-kəl) adj.
(Phonetics & Phonology) the study of correct or standard pronunciation
[C17: from Greek orthoepeia, from ortho- straight + epos word]
or•tho•e•py(ɔrˈθoʊ ə pi, ˈɔr θoʊˌɛp i)
the study of correct pronunciation.
[1660–70; < Greek orthoépeia correctness of diction]
or`tho•ep′ic, or`tho•ep′i•cal, adj.
the study of correct pronunciation. — orthoepist, n. — orthoepic, orthoepical, orthoepistic, adj.See also: Pronunciation
the study of correct pronunciation. — orthoepist, n. — orthoepic, orthoepical, orthoepistic, adj.See also: Linguistics
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|Noun||1.||orthoepy - 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
|2.||orthoepy - a term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the `correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to `correct' orthography|