Received Pronunciation

noun

Definition of Received Pronunciation

: the pronunciation of Received Standard

First Known Use of Received Pronunciation

1869, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Received Pronunciation

Time Traveler for Received Pronunciation

Time Traveler

The first known use of Received Pronunciation was in 1869

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Received Pronunciation

Cite this Entry

“Received Pronunciation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Received%20Pronunciation. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for Received Pronunciation

Received Pronunciation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Received Pronunciation

: the British pronunciation of words that is based on the speech of educated people and is sometimes considered to be the standard pronunciation

Comments on Received Pronunciation

What made you want to look up Received Pronunciation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!