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Received Pronunciation

the pronunciation of British English considered to have the widest geographical distribution and the fewest regional peculiarities, originally the pronunciation of educated speakers in southern England and traditionally that used in the public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge universities, adopted by many speakers elsewhere in England and widely used in broadcasting.
Abbreviation: RP.
Also called BBC English.
Origin of Received Pronunciation
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Received Pronunciation

the accent of standard Southern British English RP
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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