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pro·nun·ci·a·tion

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pronunciation:
pr nuhn si eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, manner, or result of pronouncing words, syllables, and the like.
The child's pronunciation of the words in the text was very clear.
similar words:
articulation, talk
definition 2: a conventional or accepted standard of pronouncing words, syllables, and the like.
There are two pronunciations for the word "Caribbean."
definition 3: the particular way that an individual or group articulates the words and phrases of a language.
She knows a great deal of French, but her pronunciation needs a lot of improvement.They've lived in the south for many years, but they retain their northern pronunciation.
similar words:
accent
definition 4: a phonetic transcription showing how to pronounce a word, syllable, or other combination of letters.
I need a dictionary with easy-to-understand pronunciations.
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noun, nunc Latin root that means declare
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).