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, , pronunciation, translate, word Wordfinderconnotation, definition, dictionary, homonym, meaning, pronunciation, spelling, synonym, vocabulary, word See related entries: Language skills
  3. Word Familypronounce verbpronunciation noununpronounceable adjectivemispronounce verb Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin pronuntiatio(n-), from the verb pronuntiare, from pro- ‘out, forth’ + nuntiare ‘announce’ (from nuntius ‘messenger’).
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