Definitions for pronunciationprəˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən

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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"


  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

  4. Origin: [F. pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See Pronounce.]


  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.

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