Definition of rhotic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrəʊtɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈroʊtɪk//
(phonetics) Phonetics
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(of an accent) pronouncing the /r/ after a vowel in words like car, early, etc. General American and Scottish accents are rhotic. See related entries: Phonetics Word Origin1960s: from Greek rhot-, stem of rho (see rho) + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rhotic