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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(prə nun′sē āshən)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pro•nun•ci•a•tion /prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the way in which a sound, word, sentence, etc., is pronounced:making fun of my pronunciation.
  2. the way in which a sound, word, sentence, etc., is to be pronounced in an accepted manner: [uncountable]a study of pronunciation.[countable]Only one of these pronunciations is correct.
See -nounce-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pro•nun•ci•a•tion  (prə nun′sē āshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Phoneticsthe act or result of producing the sounds of speech, including articulation, stress, and intonation, often with reference to some standard of correctness or acceptability.
  2. an accepted standard of the sound and stress patterns of a syllable, word, etc.:He said the pronunciation of "curl'' is (prə nun′sē āshən),USA pronunciation not (prə nun′sē āshən),USA pronunciation 
  3. Phoneticsthe conventional patterns of treatment of the sounds of a language:the pronunciation of French.
a phonetic transcription of a given word, sound, etc.:The pronunciation of "pheasant'' is (prə nun′sē āshən),USA pronunciation  pro•nun′ci•ation•al, pro•nun•ci•a•to•ry  (prə nun′sē āshən),USA pronunciation  pro•nunci•a′tive, adj. 
  • Latin prōnūntiātiōn- (stem of prōnūntiātiō) delivery (of a speech), equivalent. to prōnūntiāt(us) (past participle of prōnūntiāre to pronounce; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
  • 1400–50; late Middle English pronunciacion

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
pronunciation /prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən/ n
  1. the act, instance, or manner of pronouncing sounds
  2. the supposedly correct manner of pronouncing sounds in a given language
  3. a phonetic transcription of a word
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