orthoepy

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

Definition of orthoepy

  1. 1 :  the customary pronunciation of a language

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1640

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