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Meaning of pronunciation by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin pronuntiatio, noun of action from perfect passive participle pronuntiatus, from verb pronuntiare ( “proclaim” ), from pro- for + nuntiare ( “announce” ) .


    • IPA: /pɹəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən/, SAMPA: /pr@%nVnsi"eIS@n/
    • IPA: /pɹəˌnaʊnsiˈeɪʃən/, SAMPA: /pr@%naUnsi"eIS@n/ ( nonstandard )
    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
    • Hyphenation: pro‧nun‧ci‧a‧tion


    pronunciation ( countable and uncountable; plural: pronunciations )

    1. ( countable ) The standard way in which a word is made to sound when spoken .
      What is the pronunciation of "hiccough"?
    2. ( uncountable ) The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking .
      His Italian pronunciation is terrible .

    See also

    • SAMPA
    • phoneme
    • orthoepy
    • Wiktionary:Pronunciation

Explanation of pronunciation by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the way a word or a language is customarily spoken

    2. the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners
      that is the correct pronunciation
    3. the manner in which someone utters a word

    4. they are always correcting my pronunciation

    Definition of pronunciation by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Pronunciation ( ?; 277 ), n. [F. pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See Pronounce.]

      1. 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. The mode of uttering words or sentences.

      3. ( Rhet. ) The art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly with propriety and gracefulness; -- now called delivery. J. Q. Adams.