- elocution or delivery.
- elegant speech; oratory.
- an act or instance of speaking.
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Origin of pronunciation
pronunciation note for pronunciation
OTHER WORDS FROM pronunciationpro·nun·ci·a·tion·al, pro·nun·ci·a·to·ry [pruh-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /prəˈnʌn si əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, pro·nun·ci·a·tive, adjectivenon·pro·nun·ci·a·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for pronunciation
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It always surprises you to hear the Arabic pronunciation of words that have entered American parlance.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The transliterated Hebrew terms sprinkled here and there are often incorrect, or the pronunciation badly rendered.Seeking Reconciliation with a Terrorist: A Jewish Journey|Lisa Goldman|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As if he had paid attention to the pronunciation of any one except Sheila herself!
Gives spelling, pronunciation, definition, and use of words.Fridtjof Nansen|Jacob B. Bull
The British public calls it Peps, and this is the only pronunciation in favour of which there is no family or other tradition.Samuel Pepys and the Royal Navy|J. R. (Joseph Robson) Tanner
"I ne-ne-ne-never de-de-de-deceived an-an-an-anybody," exclaimed Baccarat, imitating the other's defect in pronunciation.
In names of objects common to both languages, the choice seems to be determined by the hardness or easiness of the pronunciation.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man|Robert Gordon Latham