• Pronunciation


    • IPA: /pɹəˌnÊŒnsiˈeɪʃən/
    • IPA: /pɹəˌnaÊŠnsiˈeɪʃən/ nonstandard
    • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
    • Hyphenation: pro + nun + ci + a + tion


    From Latin pronuntiatio, noun of action from perfect passive participle pronuntiatus, from verb pronuntiare ("proclaim"), from pro- for + nuntiare ("announce").

    Full definition of pronunciation



    (countable and uncountable; plural pronunciations)
    1. (countable) The standard way in which a word is made to sound when spoken.What is the pronunciation of "hiccough"?
    2. (uncountable) The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking.His Italian pronunciation is terrible.
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