Received Pronunciation
noun Date: 1869 the pronunciation of Received Standard

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • received pronunciation — (RP), received standard are names given to the form of speech associated with educated speakers in the southern counties of England and used as a model for teaching English to foreign learners. This system is the basis of the guidance given on… …   Modern English usage

  • received pronunciation — (also received standard) ► NOUN ▪ the standard form of British English pronunciation, based on educated speech in southern England …   English terms dictionary

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  • Received Pronunciation — Britisches Englisch (British English, kurz BE oder BrE) ist die Bezeichnung für die Varietäten der englischen Sprache, wie sie auf den britischen Inseln (daher auch oft umgangssprachlich „Insel Englisch“ genannt) gesprochen und unter der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Received Pronunciation — noun the approved pronunciation of British English; originally based on the King s English as spoken at public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge Universities (and widely accepted elsewhere in Britain); until recently it was the pronunciation of …   Useful english dictionary

  • Received Pronunciation — N UNCOUNT Received Pronunciation is a way of pronouncing British English that is often used as a standard in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language. The abbreviation RP is also used. The accent represented by the pronunciations in this… …   English dictionary

  • Received Pronunciation — Received′ Pronuncia′tion n. phn ling. a pronunciation of British English derived from the educated speech of S England, traditionally used in the public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge universities and widely used in broadcasting Abbr.: RP •… …   From formal English to slang

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