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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03):

Pronunciation
     
        In this dictionary slashes (/../) bracket phonetic
        pronunciations of words not found in a standard English
        dictionary.  The notation, and many of the pronunciations,
        were adapted from the Hacker's Jargon File.
     
        Syllables are separated by dash or followed single quote
        or back quote.  Single quote means the preceding syllable is
        stressed (louder), back quote follows a syllable with
        intermediate stress (slightly louder), otherwise all syllables
        are equally stressed.
     
        Consonants are pronounced as in English but note:
     
        	ch	soft, as in "church"
        	g	hard, as in "got"
        	gh	aspirated g+h of "bughouse" or "ragheap"
        	j	voiced, as in "judge"
        	kh	guttural of "loch" or "l'chaim"
        	s	unvoiced, as in "pass"
        	zh	as "s" in "pleasure"
     
        Uppercase letters are pronounced as their English letter
        names; thus (for example) /H-L-L/ is equivalent to /aych el
        el/.  /Z/ is pronounced /zee/ in the US and /zed/ in the UK
        (elsewhere?).
     
        Vowels are represented as follows:
     
        	a	back, that
        	ah	father, palm (see note)
        	ar	far, mark
        	aw	flaw, caught
        	ay	bake, rain
        	e	less, men
        	ee	easy, ski
        	eir	their, software
        	i	trip, hit
        	i:	life, sky
        	o	block, stock (see note)
        	oh	flow, sew
        	oo	loot, through
        	or	more, door
        	ow	out, how
        	oy	boy, coin
        	uh	but, some
        	u	put, foot
        	*r      fur, insert (only in stressed
        		syllables; otherwise use just "r")
        	y	yet, young
        	yoo	few, chew
        	[y]oo	/oo/ with optional fronting as
        		in `news' (/nooz/ or /nyooz/)
     
        A /*/ is used for the `schwa' sound of unstressed or occluded
        vowels (often written with an upside-down `e').  The schwa
        vowel is omitted in unstressed syllables containing vocalic l,
        m, n or r; that is, "kitten" and "colour" would be rendered
        /kit'n/ and /kuhl'r/, not /kit'*n/ and /kuhl'*r/.
     
        The above table reflects mainly distinctions found in standard
        American English (that is, the neutral dialect spoken by TV
        network announcers and typical of educated speech in the Upper
        Midwest, Chicago, Minneapolis/St.Paul and Philadelphia).
        However, we separate /o/ from /ah/, which tend to merge in
        standard American.  This may help readers accustomed to
        accents resembling British Received Pronunciation.
     
        Entries with a pronunciation of `//' are written-only.
     
        (1997-12-10)
     
     


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44:

Pronunciation \Pro*nun`ci*a"tion\ (?; 277), n. [F.
   pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See Pronounce.]
   [1913 Webster]
   1. The act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving
      the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the
      pronunciation of syllables of words; distinct or
      indistinct pronunciation.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. The mode of uttering words or sentences.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. (Rhet.) The art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly
      with propriety and gracefulness; -- now called delivery.
      --J. Q. Adams.
      [1913 Webster]


From WordNet (r) 2.0:

pronunciation
     n 1: the manner in which someone utters a word; "they are always
          correcting my pronunciation"
     2: the way a word or a language is customarily  spoken; "the
        pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners";
        "that is the correct pronunciation" [syn: orthoepy]




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