[ roh-tik ]
/ ˈroʊ tɪk /
of or relating to a dialect of English in which the r is pronounced at the end of a syllable or before a consonant: Midwestern American English is rhotic, while Southern British English is not.
of, relating to, or being an r-like sound.
a rhotic sound.
Using These Words Will Make You Sound Like You’re From New YorkNew York English carries what linguists call a non-rhotic accent, with speakers often dropping Rs that are followed by another consonant. Here's what we mean.
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- rhone river,
- rhone wine,
- rhopalid bug,
- rhumb line,
- rhumb sailing
Origin of rhotic
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/ (ˈrəʊtɪk) /
phonetics denoting or speaking a dialect of English in which postvocalic r s are pronounced
Word Origin for rhotic
from Greek rho, the letter r
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