What is pronunciation?

  • (noun): The way a word or a language is customarily spoken.
    Example: "The pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners"; "that is the correct pronunciation"
    Synonyms: orthoepy
    See also — Additional definitions below


Pronunciation refers to the ability to use the correct stress, rhythm and intonation of a word in a spoken language. A word can be spoken in different ways by various individuals or groups, depending on many factors, such as: the area in which they grew up, the area in which they now live, if they have a speech or voice disorder, their ethnic group, their social class, or their education.

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Some articles on pronunciation:

Khu Lien
... Qū Lián (區連), which in Vietnamese pronunciation is Khu Liên (also 區連) ... He was born in Tượng Lâm (Vietnamese pronunciation of Chinese 象林, in what is today Quảng Nam Province of Vietnam) an area of tension between the Han Dynasty and the ...
Anglophone Pronunciation Of Foreign Languages - Esperanto
... It is allowed though to replace ĥ with k both in pronunciation (so replacing /x/ with /k/) as in spelling ... Other pronunciation dificulties are related to the pronunciation of letter combinations ... The combination "sc" has the pronunciation /sts/ not /s/ or /sk/ ...
Language Development - Social Preconditions - Phonological Development
... From 1–2 years, babies can recognize the correct pronunciation of familiar words ... Babies will also use phonological strategies to simplify word pronunciation ... awareness continues to improve as well as pronunciation ...
Comanche Language - Writing System
... The alphabet is as follows Alphabet Pronunciation Alphabet Pronunciation Alphabet Pronunciation Alphabet Pronunciation Alphabet Pronunciation Alphabet Pronunciation a /a/ b /p/ e /e/ h /h ...
... Pronunciation of the name also varies, with the most common pronunciation being /ˈæʃlɪŋ/ (ASH-ling) other forms acceptable to Irish speakers are /ˈæʃlɪn/ (ASH-lin) and /ˈæʃliːn/ (ASH-leen) ... (AYZ-ling), /ˈæslɪŋ/ (ASS-ling) and /ˈeɪslɪŋ/ (AYSS-ling), do not follow the Gaelic pronunciation ...

More definitions of "pronunciation":

  • (noun): The manner in which someone utters a word.
    Example: "They are always correcting my pronunciation"