An example of pronunciation is the difference in how many people say the word tomato.
- the act or manner of pronouncing syllables, words, and phrases with regard to the production of sounds and the placing of stress, intonation, etc.
- any of the accepted or standard ways of pronouncing a word, etc.
- the transcription in symbols of such a way of pronouncing a word, etc.
Origin of pronunciationMiddle English pronunciacion ; from Middle French pronunciation ; from Classical Latin pronuntiatio
- The act or manner of pronouncing words; utterance of speech.
- A way of speaking a word, especially a way that is accepted or generally understood.
- A graphic representation of the way a word is spoken, using phonetic symbols.
Origin of pronunciationMiddle English, from Old French prononciation, from Latin pr&omacron;n&umacron;nti&amacron;ti&omacron;, pr&omacron;n&umacron;nti&amacron;ti&omacron;n-, from pr&omacron;n&umacron;nti&amacron;tus, past participle of pr&omacron;n&umacron;nti&amacron;re, to pronounce; see pronounce.
(countable and uncountable, plural pronunciations)
- (countable) The standard way in which a word is made to sound when spoken.
- What is the pronunciation of "hiccough"?
- (uncountable) The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking.
- His Italian pronunciation is terrible.