over pronounce

overpronounce

[oh-ver-pruh-nouns]
verb (used with object), overpronounced, overpronouncing.
1.
to pronounce (a word, syllable, etc.) in an exaggerated, affected, or excessively careful manner.
verb (used without object), overpronounced, overpronouncing.
2.
to pronounce or speak overcarefully, affectedly, exaggeratedly, etc.: When he overpronounces that way, he seems to be patronizing his audience.

Origin:
over- + pronounce

overpronunciation [oh-ver-pruh-nuhn-see-ey-shuhn] , noun
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