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orthoepy

[awr-thoh-uh-pee, awr-thoh-ep-ee] /ɔrˈθoʊ ə pi, ˈɔr θoʊˌɛp i/
noun
1.
the study of correct pronunciation.
2.
customary pronunciation (opposed to cacoepy).
Also, Older Use, orthoëpy.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Greek orthoépeia correctness of diction, equivalent to ortho- ortho- + epe- (stem of épos) word + -ia -y3
Related forms
orthoepic
[awr-thoh-ep-ik] /ˌɔr θoʊˈɛp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
orthoepical, adjective
orthoepist, noun
orthoepistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for orthoepist

orthoepy

/ˈɔːθəʊˌɛpɪ/
noun
1.
the study of correct or standard pronunciation
Derived Forms
orthoepic (ˌɔːθəʊˈɛpɪk) adjective
orthoepically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Greek orthoepeia, from ortho- straight + epos word
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