Received Standard
noun Date: 1913 a traditionally prestigious form of English spoken at the English public schools, at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and by many educated British people elsewhere

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • received standard — 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… …   Modern English usage

  • Received Standard — n. the form of British English spoken by the upper socioeconomic classes, esp. by graduates of the public schools and of Oxford and Cambridge …   English World dictionary

  • received standard — noun Usage: usually capitalized R&S : the form of English spoken at the English public schools, at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, at the English court, and by many educated Englishmen elsewhere * * * the form of educated English spoken …   Useful english dictionary

  • Received Standard — the form of educated English spoken originally in southern England and having Received Pronunciation as a chief distinguishing feature. Also called Received Standard English. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • Received Standard — Received′ Stand′ard n. ling. a form of educated English spoken orig. in S England and having Received Pronunciation as a chief distinguishing feature • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • Received Standard English — noun the dialect of English which has won general acceptance in England and certain other places as correct …   Australian English dictionary

  • Received Pronunciation — (RP), also called the Queen s (or King s) English,[1] Oxford English[2] or BBC English, is the accent of Standard English in England, with a relationship to regional accents similar to the relationship in other European languages between their… …   Wikipedia

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

  • 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 (RP) — 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… …   Modern English usage

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