orthoepy

[awr-thoh-uh-pee, awr-thoh-ep-ee]

noun

the study of correct pronunciation.
customary pronunciation (opposed to cacoepy).

Nearby words

  1. orthodox judaism,
  2. orthodox sleep,
  3. orthodoxy,
  4. orthodoxy sunday,
  5. orthodromic,
  6. orthoformate,
  7. orthoformic acid,
  8. orthogenesis,
  9. orthogenetic,
  10. orthogenic

Also Older Spelling, or·tho·ë·py.

Origin of orthoepy

1660–70; < Greek orthoépeia correctness of diction, equivalent to ortho- ortho- + epe- (stem of épos) word + -ia -y3

Related formsor·tho·ep·ic [awr-thoh-ep-ik] /ˌɔr θoʊˈɛp ɪk/, or·tho·ep·i·cal, adjectiveor·tho·e·pist, nounor·tho·e·pis·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for orthoepy

orthoepy

noun

the study of correct or standard pronunciation
Derived Formsorthoepic (ˌɔːθəʊˈɛpɪk), adjectiveorthoepically, adverb

Word Origin for orthoepy

C17: from Greek orthoepeia, from ortho- straight + epos word

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