or·​tho·​epy | \ ˈȯr-thə-ˌwe-pē How to pronounce orthoepy (audio) , ȯr-ˈthō-ə-pē How to pronounce orthoepy (audio) \

Definition of orthoepy

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

Other Words from orthoepy

orthoepic \ ˌȯr-​thə-​ˈwe-​pik How to pronounce orthoepic (audio) \ adjective
orthoepically \ ˌȯr-​thə-​ˈwe-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce orthoepically (audio) \ adverb
orthoepist \ ˈȯr-​thə-​ˌwe-​pist How to pronounce orthoepist (audio) , ȯr-​ˈthō-​ə-​pist How to pronounce orthoepist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of orthoepy

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for orthoepy

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

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“Orthoepy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthoepy?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=o&file=orthoe01. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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