orthoepy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n orthoepy a term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the `correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to `correct' orthography
    • n orthoepy the way a word or a language is customarily spoken "the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners","that is the correct pronunciation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n orthoëpy The art of uttering words correctly; a correct pronunciation of words; also, mode of pronunciation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Orthoepy or′tho-e-pi (gram.) correct pronunciation of words
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'orqoe`peia; 'orqo`s right + 'e`pos a word: cf. F. orthoépie,. See Ortho-, and Epic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. orthos, right, epos, a word.

Usage

In literature:

PROSODY comprises orthoepy, or the rules of pronunciation; and orthometry, or the laws of versification.
"A Grammar of the English Tongue" by Samuel Johnson
Siksha, one of the six branches of Vedas; it may be called the orthoepy of the Vedas.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The orthoepy of the name of this great man I can establish by the following fact.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
New Practical Course of the French Language and Grammar, including French Orthoepy.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
Orthography addresses itself to the eye, orthoepy to the ear.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
She requested one of the pupils to look for the orthoepy of a word which occurred in the lesson.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
THE PRINCIPLES OF ORTHOEPY.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
JOUBERT'S French orthoepy, 385.
"Amenities of Literature" by Isaac Disraeli
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