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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
pronunciation
    n 1: the manner in which someone utters a word; "they are always
         correcting my pronunciation"
    2: the way a word or a language is customarily spoken; "the
       pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners"; "that
       is the correct pronunciation" [syn: pronunciation,
       orthoepy]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Pronunciation \Pro*nun`ci*a"tion\ (?; 277), n. [F.
   pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See Pronounce.]
   [1913 Webster]
   1. The act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving
      the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the
      pronunciation of syllables of words; distinct or
      indistinct pronunciation.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. The mode of uttering words or sentences.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. (Rhet.) The art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly
      with propriety and gracefulness; -- now called delivery.
      --J. Q. Adams.
      [1913 Webster]

3. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015)
Pronunciation

   In this dictionary slashes (/../) bracket phonetic
   pronunciations of words not found in a standard English
   dictionary.  The notation, and many of the pronunciations,
   were adapted from the Hacker's Jargon File.

   Syllables are separated by dash or followed single quote
   or back quote.  Single quote means the preceding syllable is
   stressed (louder), back quote follows a syllable with
   intermediate stress (slightly louder), otherwise all syllables
   are equally stressed.

   Consonants are pronounced as in English but note:

   	ch	soft, as in "church"
   	g	hard, as in "got"
   	gh	aspirated g+h of "bughouse" or "ragheap"
   	j	voiced, as in "judge"
   	kh	guttural of "loch" or "l'chaim"
   	s	unvoiced, as in "pass"
   	zh	as "s" in "pleasure"

   Uppercase letters are pronounced as their English letter
   names; thus (for example) /H-L-L/ is equivalent to /aych el
   el/.  /Z/ is pronounced /zee/ in the US and /zed/ in the UK
   (elsewhere?).

   Vowels are represented as follows:

   	a	back, that
   	ah	father, palm (see note)
   	ar	far, mark
   	aw	flaw, caught
   	ay	bake, rain
   	e	less, men
   	ee	easy, ski
   	eir	their, software
   	i	trip, hit
   	i:	life, sky
   	o	block, stock (see note)
   	oh	flow, sew
   	oo	loot, through
   	or	more, door
   	ow	out, how
   	oy	boy, coin
   	uh	but, some
   	u	put, foot
   	*r      fur, insert (only in stressed
   		syllables; otherwise use just "r")
   	y	yet, young
   	yoo	few, chew
   	[y]oo	/oo/ with optional fronting as
   		in `news' (/nooz/ or /nyooz/)

   A /*/ is used for the `schwa' sound of unstressed or occluded
   vowels (often written with an upside-down `e').  The schwa
   vowel is omitted in unstressed syllables containing vocalic l,
   m, n or r; that is, "kitten" and "colour" would be rendered
   /kit'n/ and /kuhl'r/, not /kit'*n/ and /kuhl'*r/.

   The above table reflects mainly distinctions found in standard
   American English (that is, the neutral dialect spoken by TV
   network announcers and typical of educated speech in the Upper
   Midwest, Chicago, Minneapolis/St.Paul and Philadelphia).
   However, we separate /o/ from /ah/, which tend to merge in
   standard American.  This may help readers accustomed to
   accents resembling British Received Pronunciation.

   Entries with a pronunciation of `//' are written-only.

   (1997-12-10)


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