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orthoepy

[ awr-thoh-uh-pee, awr-thoh-ep-ee ]
/ ɔrˈθoʊ ə pi, ˈɔr θoʊˌɛp i /
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noun
the study of correct pronunciation.
customary pronunciation (opposed to cacoepy).
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Also Older Spelling, or·tho·ë·py .

Origin of orthoepy

First recorded in 1660–70; from Greek orthoépeia “correctness of diction,” equivalent to ortho- “straight, correct, right” + epe- (stem of épos “word”) + -ia noun suffix; see origin at ortho-, -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM orthoepy

or·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
/ (ˈɔːθəʊˌɛpɪ) /

noun
the study of correct or standard pronunciation

Derived forms of orthoepy

orthoepic (ˌɔːθəʊˈɛpɪk), adjectiveorthoepically, adverb

Word Origin for orthoepy

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