Definitions for orthoepist

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•tho•e•pyɔrˈθoʊ ə pi, ˈɔr θoʊˌɛp i(n.)

  1. the study of correct pronunciation.

    Category: Phonetics

Origin of orthoepy:

1660–70; < Gk orthoépeia correctness of diction


Princeton's WordNet

  1. orthoepist(noun)

    a practitioner of orthoepy (especially one of the 17th or 18th century scholars who proposed to reform English spelling so it would reflect pronunciation more closely)


  1. orthoepist(Noun)

    someone who studies the way words are pronounced


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