Queen's English


Queen's English

Queen's English means either the standard form of written Brittish English regarded as correct or a standard form of spoken British English regarded as correct [http://www.chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/features/chref/chref.py/main?query=Queens+english&title=21st&sourceid=Mozilla-search Chamber's English Dictionary]

*For correct written English see:
**Standard English
**British English
**Queen's English Society
*For "correct" spoken English see:
**Received Pronunciation

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  • Queen's English — ► NOUN ▪ the English language as correctly written and spoken in Britain …   English terms dictionary

  • Queen's English — noun English as spoken by educated persons in southern England • Syn: ↑King s English • Hypernyms: ↑English, ↑English language * * * the ˌQueen s ˈEnglish 7 [Queen s English] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Queen's English — noun BrE speak the Queen s English to speak very correctly and in a way that is typical of people who belong to the highest social class see also: King s English …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • queen's English — queen s′ Eng′lish n. ling. See king s English • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Queen’s English — the English language as it is correctly written or spoken in Britain. It is called the King’s English when a king is ruling. * * * …   Universalium

  • Queen'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. But I am not so timid, and can speak the… …   Wiktionary

  • queen's English — n. proper English, sophisticated use of English …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Queen's English — /kwinz ˈɪŋglɪʃ/ (say kweenz ingglish) noun standard Southern British English, especially considered as correct or desirable usage. Also, (when the reigning monarch is a man), King s English …   Australian English dictionary

  • queen's English. — See king s English. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium


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