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

 

rhotic

 adjective
adjective
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 Origin 1960s: from Greek rhot-, stem of rho (see rho) + -ic.
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