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Noun: orthoepy  or'thow-u-pee
  1. The way a word or a language is customarily spoken
    "the orthoepy of Chinese is difficult for foreigners";
    - pronunciation
  2. A term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the 'correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to 'correct' orthography

Derived forms: orthoepies

Type of: language, oral communication, phonemics, phonology, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication

Encyclopedia: Orthoepy