non-rhotic

adjective
non-rho·​tic | \ ˈnän-ˈrō-tik How to pronounce non-rhotic (audio) \

Definition of non-rhotic

phonetics
: not rhotic : of, relating to, having, or being an accent or dialect in English in which an /r/ sound is not retained before consonants (as in pronouncing hard and cart) and at the end of a word (as in pronouncing car and far) a non-rhotic dialect/accent/speaker

First Known Use of non-rhotic

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Non-rhotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non-rhotic. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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