from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A specialist in orthoepy, especially one of a number of 16th- and 17th-century scholars who proposed reforms of English spelling so that it would more systematically reflect pronunciation.
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- n. someone who studies the way words are pronounced
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who is skilled in orthoëpy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is skilled in orthoëpy; one who writes on orthoëpy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a practitioner of orthoepy (especially one of the 17th or 18th century scholars who proposed to reform English spelling so it would reflect pronunciation more closely)
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It is doubtful whether on the day he died, he left a more perfect orthoepist living behind him.
To the correct orthoepist, several persons on the stage give offence in the pronunciation of the pronoun possessive MY -- speaking it in all cases with the full open Y, as it would rhyme to _fly_, which should only be when it is put in contradistinction to _thy_ or _his_, or any other pronoun possessive: in all other cases it should be sounded like _me_.