Phoneticsthe act or result of producing the sounds of speech, including articulation, stress, and intonation, often with reference to some standard of correctness or acceptability.
an accepted standard of the sound and stress patterns of a syllable, word, etc.:He said the pronunciation of "curl'' is
(kûrl),USA pronunciation not
Phoneticsthe conventional patterns of treatment of the sounds of a language:the pronunciation of French.
a phonetic transcription of a given word, sound, etc.:The pronunciation of "pheasant'' is
(fez′ənt).USA pronunciationpro•nun′ci•a′tion•al, pro•nun•ci•a•to•ry(prə nun′sē ə tôr′ē, -tōr′ē),USA pronunciationpro•nun′ci•a′tive,adj.
Latin prōnūntiātiōn- (stem of prōnūntiātiō) delivery (of a speech), equivalent. to prōnūntiāt(us) (past participle of prōnūntiāre to pronounce; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion