(also received standard)
The standard form of British English pronunciation, based on educated speech in southern England, widely accepted as a standard elsewhere.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of received pronunciation in:
- The US English dictionary