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overpronounce

[oh-ver-pruh-nouns] /ˌoʊ vər prəˈnaʊns/
verb (used with object), overpronounced, overpronouncing.
1.
to pronounce (a word, syllable, etc.) in an exaggerated, affected, or excessively careful manner.
verb (used without object), overpronounced, overpronouncing.
2.
to pronounce or speak overcarefully, affectedly, exaggeratedly, etc.:
When he overpronounces that way, he seems to be patronizing his audience.
Origin of overpronounce
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overpronunciation
[oh-ver-pruh-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n] /ˈoʊ vər prəˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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