Definition of pronunciation in English:

pronunciation

noun

  • The way in which a word is pronounced.

    ‘spelling does not determine pronunciation’
    ‘similar pronunciations are heard in Brooklyn’
    • ‘This, of course, further enhanced the divisions in speech and pronunciation between the north and south of England.’
    • ‘I noticed the slightly different pronunciation, and spotted it as sounding French.’
    • ‘This girl is so concerned with pronunciation, you almost can't get by the words to hear the music in the song.’
    • ‘She heard it again, as she winced at the awful pronunciation of her last name.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Like any other comparable dictionary worth its name, it does contain words, pronunciations, parts of speech, meanings and examples, which form the core of the volume.’
    • ‘When she told Joseph, he nodded, and corrected her pronunciation.’
    • ‘It was an accent or a hiccup in her pronunciation that made all the difference.’
    • ‘Babies are also subjected to exaggerated pronunciation of vowels.’
    • ‘After his pronunciation, they heard the front door open and voices echo down the hall.’
    • ‘Surely you are not going to allow the French to determine the pronunciation of English words!’
    • ‘The pronunciation of Chinese surnames can induce mild identity crisis.’
    • ‘An acronym, after all, is a word whose full meaning is concealed by its pronunciation.’
    • ‘Read to children and have them read to you - they will benefit from word recognition and pronunciation.’
    • ‘Correct pronunciation and proper use of words will enhance language skills.’
    • ‘Expecting Frenchmen to alter their pronunciation of a French name would be ludicrous.’
    • ‘You should speak it well, complete with the right pronunciation and intonation.’
    • ‘After reading, judges check on their pronunciation, accent, posture and eye contact.’
    • ‘A key point is that the primary coding scheme is based on pronunciation rather than on spelling.’
    accent, manner of speaking, speech pattern, speech, diction, delivery, elocution, intonation, modulation
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

pronunciation

/prəˌnənsēˈāSH(ə)n//prəˌnənsiˈeɪʃ(ə)n/