What does pronunciation mean?

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prəˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃənpro·nun·ci·a·tion

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. pronunciation(Noun)

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

    What is the pronunciation of "hiccough"?

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

  2. pronunciation(Noun)

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

    His Italian pronunciation is terrible.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [F. pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See Pronounce.]

  2. Pronunciation(noun)

    the mode of uttering words or sentences

    Etymology: [F. pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See Pronounce.]

  3. Pronunciation(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See Pronounce.]

Freebase

  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.

How to pronounce pronunciation?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say pronunciation in sign language?

  1. pronunciation

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pronunciation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pronunciation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pronunciation in a Sentence

  1. Laney College:

    We are aware of the allegations of racist and xenophobic messages from a faculty member at our college with a student about the pronunciation of their name, we take these allegations seriously and immediately placed the faculty member on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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