pronunciation

n.
1 the way in which a word is pronounced, esp. with reference to a standard.
2 the act or an instance of pronouncing.
3 a person's way of pronouncing words etc.
Etymology: ME f. OF prononciation or L pronuntiatio (as PRONOUNCE)

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