Definition of non-rhotic in English:

non-rhotic

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adjective

Phonetics
Relating to or denoting a dialect of English (such as Standard British English) in which r is pronounced in prevocalic position only.
More 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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