orthoepist definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A specialist in orthoepy, especially one of a number of 16th- and 17th-century scholars who proposed reforms of English spelling so that it would more systematically reflect pronunciation.
Variant of orthoepy
- the study of pronunciation; phonology
- the standard pronunciation of a language
Origin: Modern Latin orthoepia ; from Classical Greek orthoepeia ; from orthos, right plush epos, a word: see ortho- and amp; epic