Definition of nonrhotic in English:

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nonrhotic

Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈrōdik/

adjective

Phonetics
Relating to or denoting a dialect of English in which r is pronounced in prevocalic position only, common in eastern New England, New York City, and Britain.
Example sentences
  • Linking r, common in many non-rhotic dialects of English, occurs in New England.
  • The following discussion presupposes a non-rhotic dialect of English, that is, a dialect in which r can only occur in syllable-onset position.
  • Both in fact were non-rhotic, while the majority of Americans speak with rhotic accents.

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Syllabification: non·rho·tic

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