Received Pronunciation

Definitions of Received Pronunciation
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n the approved pronunciation of British English; originally based on the King's English as spoken at public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge Universities (and widely accepted elsewhere in Britain); until recently it was the pronunciation of English used in British broadcasting

Type of:
English, English language
an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
orthoepy, pronunciation
the way a word or a language is customarily spoken

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