orthoepy

Definitions of orthoepy
  1. noun
    the way a word or a language is customarily spoken
    synonyms: pronunciation
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    types:
    Received Pronunciation
    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:
    language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication
    (language) communication by word of mouth
  2. noun
    a term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the `correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to `correct' orthography
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    type of:
    phonemics, phonology
    the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes
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