pro·nun·ci·a·tion /prəˌnʌn(t)siˈeʃən ||&dɪvɪdɛ;ˌnaʊn(t)-/
1. The act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the pronunciation of syllables of words; distinct or indistinct pronunciation.
2. The mode of uttering words or sentences.
3. Rhet. The art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly with propriety and gracefulness; -- now called delivery.
n 1: the manner in which someone utters a word; "they are always
correcting my pronunciation"
2: the way a word or a language is customarily spoken; "the
pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners";
"that is the correct pronunciation" [syn: orthoepy]