othoepy definition

  • noun:
    • the skill of uttering words precisely; a proper pronunciation of words; additionally, mode of pronunciation.
    • the skill of uttering words with propriety; the correct pronunciation of words.
    • That part of grammar (often included under orthography) which treats of pronunciation. Now phonology.
    • a term previously employed for the section of phonology that handled the `correct' pronunciation of words as well as its relation to `correct' orthography
    • just how a word or a language is customarily spoken

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