[ roh-tik ]
/ ˈroʊ tɪk /
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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for rhotic
/ (ˈrəʊtɪk) /
phonetics denoting or speaking a dialect of English in which postvocalic r s are pronounced
Derived forms of rhoticrhoticity (rəʊˈtɪsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for rhotic
from Greek rho, the letter r
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