orthoepy

noun or·tho·epy \ ˈȯr-thə-ˌwe-pē , ȯr-ˈthō-ə-pē \

Definition of orthoepy

1 :the customary pronunciation of a language
2 :the study of the pronunciation of a language

orthoepic

play \ˌȯr-thə-ˈwe-pik\ adjective

orthoepically

play \ˌȯr-thə-ˈwe-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

orthoepist

play \ˈȯr-thə-ˌwe-pist, ȯr-ˈthō-ə-pist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of orthoepy

New Latin orthoepia, from Greek orthoepeia, from orth- + epos word — more at voice

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