pronunciation

SpeakerListen:
 /prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
pro•nun•ci•a•tion /prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. [uncountable] the way in which a sound, word, sentence, etc., is pronounced:making fun of my pronunciation.
  2. the way in which a sound, word, sentence, etc., is to be pronounced in an accepted manner: [uncountable]a study of pronunciation.[countable]Only one of these pronunciations is correct.
See -nounce-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
pro•nun•ci•a•tion  (prə nun′sē āshən), 
n. 
  1. 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.
  2. an accepted standard of the sound and stress patterns of a syllable, word, etc.:He said the pronunciation of "curl'' is (kûrl), not (koil). 
  3. 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 (fezənt). 
Etymology:1400–50; late Middle English pronunciacion Latin prōnūntiātiōn- (stem of prōnūntiātiō) delivery (of a speech), equivalent. to prōnūntiāt(us) (past participle of prōnūntiāre to pronounce;
see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
pro•nun′ci•ation•al, pro•nun•ci•a•to•ry  (prə nunsē ə tôr′ē, -tōr′ē), 
pro•nunci•a′tive, adj. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

pronunciation /prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən/ n
  1. the act, instance, or manner of pronouncing sounds
  2. the supposedly correct manner of pronouncing sounds in a given language
  3. a phonetic transcription of a word



'pronunciation' also found in these entries:

Forum discussions with the word(s) "pronunciation" in the title:


Look up "pronunciation" at Merriam-Webster
Look up "pronunciation" at dictionary.com

In other languages: Spanish | French | Italian | Portuguese | German | Swedish | Russian | Polish | Romanian | Czech | Greek | Turkish | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Arabic

Advertisements

Download free Android and iPhone apps

Android AppiPhone App

Report an inappropriate ad.