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rhotic

[ roh-tik ]
/ ˈroʊ tɪk /
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adjective

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.

noun

a rhotic sound.

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Origin of rhotic

rhot- (see rhotacism) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for rhotic

rhotic
/ (ˈrəʊtɪk) /

adjective

phonetics denoting or speaking a dialect of English in which postvocalic r s are pronounced

Derived forms of rhotic

rhoticity (rəʊˈtɪsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for rhotic

from Greek rho, the letter r
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