Definitions for pronunciationprəˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•nun•ci•a•tionprəˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act, manner, or result of producing the sounds of speech, including articulation, stress, and intonation.

    Category: Phonetics

  2. a way of pronouncing a word, syllable, etc., that is accepted or considered correct.

    Category: Phonetics

  3. the conventional patterns of treatment of the sounds of a language:

    the pronunciation of French.

    Category: Phonetics

  4. a phonetic transcription of a given word, sound, etc.

    Category: Phonetics

Origin of pronunciation:

1400–50; late ME pronunciacion < L prōnūntiātiō delivery (of a speech) =prōnūntiā(re) to announce, utter (see pronounce ) +-tiō -tion


Princeton's WordNet

  1. pronunciation(noun)

    the manner in which someone utters a word

    "they are always correcting my pronunciation"

  2. pronunciation, orthoepy(noun)

    the way a word or a language is customarily spoken

    "the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners"; "that is the correct pronunciation"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pronunciation(noun)əˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən

    the way the sounds of a word or language are spoken

    Chinese pronunciation; a word with two common pronunciations


  1. pronunciation(Noun)

    The standard way in which a word is made to sound when spoken.

    What is the pronunciation of "hiccough"?

  2. pronunciation(Noun)

    The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking.

    His Italian pronunciation is terrible.

  3. Origin: From pronuntiatio, noun of action from perfect passive participle pronuntiatus, from verb pronuntiare, from pro- for + nuntiare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pronunciation(noun)

    the act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the pronunciation of syllables of words; distinct or indistinct pronunciation

  2. Pronunciation(noun)

    the mode of uttering words or sentences

  3. Pronunciation(noun)

    the art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly with propriety and gracefulness; -- now called delivery


  1. Pronunciation

    Pronunciation refers to the ability to use the correct stress, rhythm, and intonation of a word in a spoken language. A word can be spoken in different ways by various individuals or groups, depending on many factors, such as: the area in which they grew up, the area in which they now live, if they have a speech or voice disorder, their ethnic group, their social class, or their education.

Translations for pronunciation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act, or a way, of saying a word etc

She had difficulty with the pronunciation of his name.

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