Definition of pronunciation in English:

pronunciation

Line breaks: pro|nun¦ci|ation
Pronunciation: /prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The way in which a word is pronounced: spelling does not determine pronunciation [count noun]: similar pronunciations are heard in Ulster
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  • Her voice was a quiet growl, her pronunciation of each word a blunt edge ripping into him.
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Synonyms
accent, manner of speaking, speech pattern, speech, diction, delivery, elocution, intonation, modulation; articulation, enunciation, saying, uttering, utterance, sounding, voicing, vocalization
rare orthoepy

Origin

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

Usage

The word pronunciation is often pronounced, by analogy with pronounce, as if the second syllable rhymed with bounce. This is not correct in standard English: the standard pronunciation has the second syllable rhyming with dunce. The correct spelling is pronunciation, never pronounciation.

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