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or·tho·e·py  audio  (ôr-th-p, ôrth-p) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. The study of the pronunciation of words.
    2. The study of the relationship between the pronunciation of words and their orthography.
  1. The customary pronunciation of words.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek orthoepeia, correctness of diction : ortho-, ortho- + epos, epe-, word; see wekw- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
ortho·epic  (-pk) KEY  or ortho·epi·cal  (-p-kl) KEY (Adjective)


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