Pronunciation meaning

prə-nŭnsē-āshən
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Pronunciation is defined as how you say a word.

An example of pronunciation is the difference in how many people say the word tomato.

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A graphic representation of the way a word is spoken, using phonetic symbols.
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(uncountable) The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking.

His Italian pronunciation is terrible.

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The act or manner of pronouncing words; utterance of speech.
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A way of speaking a word, especially a way that is accepted or generally understood.
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(countable) The standard way in which a word is made to sound when spoken.

What is the pronunciation of "hiccough"?

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The act or manner of pronouncing syllables, words, and phrases with regard to the production of sounds and the placing of stress, intonation, etc.
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Origin of pronunciation

  • Middle English from Old French prononciation from Latin prōnūntiātiō prōnūntiātiōn- from prōnūntiātus past participle of prōnūntiāre to pronounce pronounce

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary