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Pronunciation in the Second Edition

The pronunciations given are those in use in the educated speech of southern England (The so-called ‘Received Standard’), and the keywords given are to be understood as pronounced in such speech. This key is to the pronunciations given in unrevised entries. For pronunciations in revised entries, see this key. I. Consonants b, d, f, k, […]

Key to pronunciation

To hear any pronunciation spoken aloud, click the blue play icon to the left of each transcription. The pronunciations given are those in use among educated urban speakers of standard English in Britain and the United States. While avoiding strongly regionally or socially marked forms, they are intended to include the most common variants for […]