Share this entry

pronunciation Syllabification: pro·nun·ci·a·tion
Pronunciation: /prəˌnənsēˈāSH(ə)n/

Definition of pronunciation in English:


The way in which a word is pronounced: spelling does not determine pronunciation similar pronunciations are heard in Brooklyn
More example sentences
  • A dictionary is also a good resource for the proper pronunciation of words.
  • Her voice was a quiet growl, her pronunciation of each word a blunt edge ripping into him.
  • Read to children and have them read to you - they will benefit from word recognition and pronunciation.
accent, manner of speaking, speech, diction, delivery, elocution, intonation;
articulation, enunciation, voicing, vocalization, sounding


Late Middle English: from Latin pronuntiatio(n-), from the verb pronuntiare (see pronounce).

Definition of pronunciation in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day luxe
Pronunciation: ləks
expensive and of high quality; luxurious