Estuary English

or estuary English


noun

a spoken variety of English influenced by cockney, London speech, and Received Pronunciation, used in London and southeastern England in the area of the Thames estuary.

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British Dictionary definitions for estuary english

estuary English

noun

a variety of standard British English in which the pronunciation reflects various features characteristic of London and the Southeast of England

Word Origin for estuary English

C20: from the area around the Thames estuary where it originated
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