continental pronunciation

noun

sometimes capitalized C
: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/continental%20pronunciation. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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