Definitions for orthoepyɔrˈθoʊ ə pi, ˈɔr θoʊˌɛp i
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or•tho•e•pyɔrˈθoʊ ə pi, ˈɔr θoʊˌɛp i(n.)
the study of correct pronunciation.
Origin of orthoepy:
1660–70; < Gk orthoépeia correctness of diction
the way a word or a language is customarily spoken
"the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners"; "that is the correct pronunciation"
a term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the `correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to `correct' orthography
The correct pronunciation of words.
The study of correct pronunciation.
Origin: In English from the 17th century.