(also received standard)
The standard form of British English pronunciation, based on educated speech in southern England.
- Standard English at that time was British English with received pronunciation.
- We should remember that Gladstone had a strong Merseyside accent, and that received pronunciation is largely an artefact of the broadcast era.
- The Doctor is a scientist and an intellectual, and a lot of people seem to think you can only be those things if you speak with received pronunciation which, of course, is rubbish.
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Syllabification: re·ceived pro·nun·ci·a·tion
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