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rhotic

[roh-tik] /ˈroʊ tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a dialect of English in which the r is pronounced at the end of a syllable or before a consonant:
Midwestern American English is rhotic, while Southern British English is not.
2.
of, pertaining to, or being an r- like sound.
noun
3.
a rhotic sound.
Origin
rhot- (see rhotacism) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for rhotic

rhotic

/ˈrəʊtɪk/
adjective
1.
(phonetics) denoting or speaking a dialect of English in which postvocalic rs are pronounced
Derived Forms
rhoticity (rəʊˈtɪsɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
from Greek rho, the letter r
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