ortho-epic

orthoepy

[awr-thoh-uh-pee, awr-thoh-ep-ee]
noun
1.
the study of correct pronunciation.
2.
customary pronunciation (opposed to cacoepy ).
Also, Older Use, orthoëpy.


Origin:
1660–70; < Greek orthoépeia correctness of diction, equivalent to ortho- ortho- + epe- (stem of épos) word + -ia -y3

orthoepic [awr-thoh-ep-ik] , orthoepical, adjective
orthoepist, noun
orthoepistic, adjective
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orthoepy (ˈɔːθəʊˌɛpɪ)
 
n
the study of correct or standard pronunciation
 
[C17: from Greek orthoepeia, from ortho- straight + epos word]
 
orthoepic
 
adj
 
ortho'epically
 
adv

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