orthoepy

noun

1
: the customary pronunciation of a language
2
: the study of the pronunciation of a language
orthoepic adjective
orthoepically adverb

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of orthoepy was in 1640

Dictionary Entries Near orthoepy

Cite this Entry

“Orthoepy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthoepy. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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