spelling pronunciation

noun

: a pronunciation of a word that is based on its spelling alone and often includes the vocalization of silent letters

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spelling pronunciation was in 1901

Dictionary Entries Near spelling pronunciation

Cite this Entry

“Spelling pronunciation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spelling%20pronunciation. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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