Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the pronunciation of words.
  • n. The study of the relationship between the pronunciation of words and their orthography.
  • n. The customary pronunciation of words.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The correct pronunciation of words.
  • n. The study of correct pronunciation.

Etymologies

Greek orthoepeia, correctness of diction : ortho-, ortho- + epos, epe-, word; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
In English from the 17th century. From Ancient Greek ὀρθοέπεια (orthoepeia, "correct pronunciation"), from ὀρθός (orthos, "correct") and ἔπος (epos, "word"). (Wiktionary)

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  • JM ponders upon what could be the customary manner of saying 'orthoepy'

    February 1, 2009