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Received Pronunciation

Definitions of Received Pronunciation
  1. noun
    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
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    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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