- the study of correct pronunciation.
- customary pronunciation (opposed to cacoepy).
Also Older Spelling, or·tho·ë·py.
Origin of orthoepy
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The following list is from Nares' Orthoepy, a work to which the reader is referred.
To mispronounce a word because it is misspelt is only indirectly an error of orthoepy.
It is so arranged as to teach orthography and orthoepy simultaneously.Lee's Last Campaign
John C. Gorman
The orthography is according to Jack's orthoepy, for there are various spellings of the word.Gwen Wynn
Many of the words in most books on orthoepy are very rarely mispronounced, and they serve only to cumber the work.A Manual of Pronunciation
- the study of correct or standard pronunciation
C17: from Greek orthoepeia, from ortho- straight + epos word