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View synonyms for Received Pronunciation

Received Pronunciation

noun

  1. the pronunciation of British English considered to have the widest geographical distribution and the fewest regional peculiarities, originally the pronunciation of educated speakers in southern England and traditionally that used in the public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge universities, adopted by many speakers elsewhere in England and widely used in broadcasting. : RP


Received Pronunciation

noun

  1. the accent of standard Southern British English RP


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Received Pronunciation1

First recorded in 1865–70

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