- 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.
Origin of rhotic
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- phonetics denoting or speaking a dialect of English in which postvocalic r s are pronounced
from Greek rho, the letter r