from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The speech of native speakers of American English that many consider to be typical of the United States, noted for its exclusion of phonological forms readily recognized as regional or limited to particular social groups and for its frequent use as a norm of pronunciation by national broadcasters.
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- proper n. The form of pronunciation of the English language considered to be typical of the United States, largely derived from a Midwestern accent.
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