continental pronunciation

noun, sometimes capitalized C

Definition of continental pronunciation

: a method of pronouncing Latin and Greek in which the vowel values approximate those of the languages spoken on the European continent (as \ē\ for the letter ī and \ā\ for the letter ē) and the consonants are pronounced approximately as in English

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“Continental pronunciation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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