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General Crossword Questions for “pronunciation”

  • The way to say "delivery"

Encyclopedia

  • Received Pronunciation (RP), also called the Queen's (or King's) The introduction of the term Received Pronunciation is usually credited to Daniel Jones after his comment in 1917 "In what follows I call it Received Pronunciation (abbreviation RP), for want of a better term. — “Received Pronunciation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • For pronunciation on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style (pronunciation). Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Pronunciation refers to the way a word or a language is spoken, or the manner in which someone utters a word. — “Pronunciation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • For each IPA symbol, an English example is given where possible; here "RP" stands for Received Pronunciation. [Square brackets] indicate the phonetic details of the pronunciation, regardless of whether they are actually meaningful to a native speaker. This is what a foreigner who. — “Wikipedia:IPA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Fortunately I had had the advantage of being taught French by a French lady; and as I had always made a point of conversing with Madame Pierrot as often as I could, and had besides, during the last seven years, learnt a portion of French by heart daily–applying myself to take pains with my accent, and imitating as closely as possible the pronunciation of my teacher, I had acquired a certain degree of readiness and correctness in the language, and was not likely to be much at a loss with Mademoiselle Adela. — “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte
  • His look was venerable, his action graceful, his pronunciation clear, and his diction elegant. — “Rasselas” by Samuel Johnson
  • Item, there is a saying that it is a good thing to have a good name, that is to say, credit and a good repute; but besides this, it is really convenient to have a well-sounding name, such as is easy of pronunciation and easy to be remembered, by reason that kings and other great persons do by that means the more easily know and the more hardly forget us; and indeed of our own servants we more frequently call and employ those whose names are most ready upon the tongue. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • Their pronunciation was quick, and the words they uttered, not having any apparent connection with visible objects, I was unable to discover any clue by which I could unravel the mystery of their reference. — “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
  • "Ah, my dear vicomte," put in Anna Pavlovna, "L'Urope" (for some reason she called it Urope as if that were a specially refined French pronunciation which she could allow herself when conversing with a Frenchman), "L'Urope ne sera jamais notre alliee sincere." *... — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • They have a proverb to the effect that this difference in pronunciation is symbolical, for that the female sex is soft in the concrete, but hard to deal with in the individual. — “The Coming Race” by EGEL Bulwer-Lytton

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