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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of uttering words correctly; a correct pronunciation of words; also, mode of pronunciation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of uttering words with propriety; a correct pronunciation of words.
  • n. That part of grammar (often included under orthography) which treats of pronunciation. More recently phonology.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the `correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to `correct' orthography
  • n. the way a word or a language is customarily spoken

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