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Noun

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  1. Plural of pronunciation

Extensive Definition

Pronunciation refers to:
  • the way a word or a language is usually spoken
  • the manner in which someone utters a word
A word can be spoken in different ways by various individuals or groups, depending on many factors, such as:
  1. the area in which they grew up
  2. the area in which they now live
  3. if they have a speech defect
  4. their ethnic group
  5. their social class
  6. their education

Linguistic terminology

People are counted as units of sound (phones) that they use in their language. The branch of linguistics which studies these units of sound is phonetics. Phones which play the same role are grouped together into classes called phonemes; the study of these is phonemics or phonematics or phonology.

External links

  • Sounds Familiar? — Listen to examples of regional accents and dialects from across the UK on the British Library's 'Sounds Familiar' website
  • Howjsay — Enter a word to hear it spoken. About 100,000 words in British English with alternative pronunciations.
pronunciations in Catalan: Pronunciació
pronunciations in Czech: Výslovnost
pronunciations in German: Aussprache
pronunciations in Spanish: Pronunciación
pronunciations in Esperanto: Prononco
pronunciations in French: Prononciation
pronunciations in Korean: 발음
pronunciations in Icelandic: Framburður
pronunciations in Hebrew: הגייה
pronunciations in Kannada: ಉಚ್ಛಾರಣೆ
pronunciations in Limburgan: Oetsjpraok
pronunciations in Macedonian: Изговор
pronunciations in Dutch: Uitspraak (taal)
pronunciations in Japanese: 発音
pronunciations in Norwegian: Uttale
pronunciations in Polish: Wymowa
pronunciations in Portuguese: Pronúncia
pronunciations in Romanian: Pronunţie
pronunciations in Russian: Произношение
pronunciations in Simple English: Pronunciation
pronunciations in Albanian: Shqiptimi
pronunciations in Slovenian: Izgovarjava
pronunciations in Swedish: Uttal
pronunciations in Vietnamese: Phát âm
pronunciations in Turkish: Telaffuz
pronunciations in Ukrainian: Вимова
pronunciations in Chinese: 讀音
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