King's English
noun Date: 1553 standard, pure, or correct English speech or usage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • King's English — may refer to:*Received Pronunciation, a form of English language pronunciation sometimes known as the Queen s English or the King s English * The King s English , a book on English usage and grammar, first published in 1906 …   Wikipedia

  • King’s English — ➡ Queen’s English. * * * …   Universalium

  • king's English — standard, educated, or correct English speech or usage, esp. of England. Also called, when a queen is sovereign, queen s English. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • King's English — noun Especially in England, spoken or written English which is standard, characterized by grammatical correctness, proper usage of words and expressions, and (when spoken) formal British pronunciation. Spake it out, man, exclaimed the landlady;… …   Wiktionary

  • The king's English — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The King's English — English Eng lish, n. 1. Collectively, the people of England; English people or persons. [1913 Webster] 2. The language of England or of the English nation, and of their descendants in America, India, and other countries. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The King's English — is a book on English usage and grammar. It was written by the Fowler brothers, Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler, and published in 1906, and thus pre dates by 20 years Modern English Usage , which was written by Henry alone after… …   Wikipedia

  • The King's English v. Shurtleff — The King’s English v. Shurtleff is a U.S. federal lawsuit filed on June 9, 2005, by a group of Utah bookstores, websites, Internet service providers and national trade associations challenging the constitutionality of a Utah law meant to restrict …   Wikipedia

  • the Queen’s/King’s English — ➡ Received Pronunciation * * * …   Universalium

  • King's counsel — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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