Definition of pronunciation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn//
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  1. 1  [uncountable, countable] the way in which a language or a particular word or sound is pronounced a guide to English pronunciation There is more than one pronunciation of ‘garage’. Wordfindercluster, consonant, diphthong, elide, intonation, phonetics, pronunciation, stress, tone, voiced See related entries: Language skills
  2. 2  [singular] the way in which a particular person pronounces the words of a language Your pronunciation is excellent. She doesn’t like having her pronunciation corrected. Wordfinderalphabetical, definition, dictionary, entry, example, headword, meaning, part of speech, pronunciation, register Wordfinderaccent, alphabet, dialect, grammar, language, literacy, literature, pronunciation, translate, word Wordfinderconnotation, definition, dictionary, homonym, meaning, pronunciation, spelling, synonym, vocabulary, word See related entries: Language skills
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin pronuntiatio(n-), from the verb pronuntiare, from pro- ‘out, forth’ + nuntiare ‘announce’ (from nuntius ‘messenger’).Word Familypronounce verbpronunciation noununpronounceable adjectivemispronounce verb
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