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pronunciation

noun

the way in which a word or language is pronounced

pronounce

verb

to say the sounds of letters or words

articulation

noun

the production of speech or music

diction

noun

the way that you pronounce words, especially whether or not you speak or sing clearly

articulate

verb

to speak very clearly, so that every word you say can be understood

enunciate

verb

formal to pronounce words clearly so that they can be easily understood

intone

verb

formal to speak slowly and seriously, without making your voice rise or fall

stammer

verb

to keep repeating a sound and have difficulty in saying certain words because of a speech problem, nervousness, excitement etc

stutter

verb

to repeat the sounds of words in an uncontrolled way when you speak because you are nervous or have a speech problem

roll/trip/slip off the tongue

to be easy to pronounce

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drop

verb

to not pronounce a letter when you say a word

elide

verb

to leave out a sound when you say a word or group of words, for example when you say it quickly in ordinary conversation

fall

verb

if the emphasis falls on a particular part of a word, you emphasize that part when you say or sing it

get your tongue round something

to pronounce a difficult or strange word

lisp

noun

if someone has a lisp, they pronounce ‘s’ sounds as ‘th’

lisp

verb

to pronounce ‘s’ sounds as ‘th’

mispronounce

verb

to pronounce a word wrongly

mouth

verb

to form words with your mouth but not make any sound

nasalize

verb

to pronounce or produce a sound mainly through your nose

palatalise

a British spelling of palatalize

palatalize

verb

to make a speech sound by putting your tongue against or near your hard palate

pron.

abbreviation

pronounced

pron.

abbreviation

pronunciation

pronunciation

noun

the way in which someone speaks a foreign language

roll your r’s

to pronounce the letter ‘r’ by moving your tongue quickly against the top of your mouth

sound

verb

to pronounce a particular letter in a word

speech impediment

noun

a difficulty in speaking caused by nervousness or by a physical problem

stammer

noun

a speech problem that makes you repeat a sound several times when you try to say certain words

stammer out

to say something while stammering

stutter

noun

a problem in speaking that causes you to repeat some particular sounds more than you should

syllabic

adjective

relating to or consisting of syllables

upspeak

noun

the tendency to make your voice rise at the end of sentences so that statements sound like questions

uptalk

noun

the tendency to make your voice rise at the end of sentences so that statements sound like questions

velar

adjective

pronounced with the back of your tongue near the upper back part of your mouth. The sounds ‘k’ and ‘g’ are velar consonants.

vocalise

a British spelling of vocalize

vocalize

verb

to sing or say something with your voice

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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