Dictionary - Pronunciation


Dictionaries for languages for which the pronunciation of words is not apparent from their spelling, such as the English language, usually provide the pronunciation, often using the International Phonetic Alphabet. For example, the definition for the word dictionary might be followed by the phonemic spelling /ˈdɪkʃənɛri/. American dictionaries, however, often use their own pronunciation spelling systems, for example dictionary dĭkʹ·shə·nār·ē, while the IPA is more commonly used within the British Commonwealth countries. Yet others use a respelling system; for example, dictionary may respelled DIK-shə-nair-ee. Some on-line or electronic dictionaries provide recordings of words being spoken.

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