Usage examples for pronunciation

  1. He has a defect of pronunciation which shocks even the ear of a foreigner. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  2. But it must be confessed he made good use of the time - if only it had been his own to use; for at the end of it he could pronounce Italian very tolerably - well enough, at least, to keep him from fixing errors in his pronunciation, while studying the language alone. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  3. 1. Note that Colonel has three syllables, according to the pronunciation prevailing in Milton's time. – Minor Poems by Milton by John Milton
  4. The wranglers in this controversy, can never agree among themselves, whether orthography shall conform to pronunciation, or pronunciation to orthography. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. I would spell out the words and she would tell me their pronunciation. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  6. The words seemed to me here and there to be Greek, but I do not know Greek well, and in such words as I thought I recognized, his pronunciation was so different from what I had been taught that I may well have been mistaken. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  7. I wish you could hear them spoken, for the spelling gives no idea of their pronunciation, or the pleasant, muffled music of them. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  8. " Still comparing it to English, realize that spelling and pronunciation in English are highly irregular and one letter can have several different sounds, and one sound may be represented by different letters. – Border, Breed Nor Birth by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  9. My lord had never forgiven her for correcting him in his pronunciation of her name by marriage. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. Just as the Anglo- Irish Pale preserves more of the pronunciation of Shakespeare's time, so it is probable that Anglo- Irish stories preserve best those current in Shakespeare's time in English. – More English Fairy Tales by Various
  11. The phenomena of evolution help to determine the pronunciation of dead languages. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  12. The advantages of Rome are, the acquiring a local knowledge of a spot so classical and so celebrated; the acquiring the true pronunciation of the Latin language; a just taste in the fine arts, more particularly those of painting, sculpture, architecture, and music; a familiarity with those objects and processes of agriculture, which experience has shown best adapted to a climate like ours; and lastly, the advantage of a fine climate for health. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  13. It is generally an easier matter to say how a word will be sounded a hundred years hence, than to determine its present pronunciation. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  14. The elements of French pronunciation are reduced to a few fundamental principles, readily mastered. – Resonance in Singing and Speaking by Thomas Fillebrown
  15. These Chinese are not accurate in their pronunciation. – Condensed Novels by Bret Harte
  16. But she did not speak loud enough to invite correction of her pronunciation of the name, and Sister Nora merely said:-" That's her!" – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. For the sake of an easier pronunciation and more agreeable sound. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. They change the pronunciation, and often the mode of spelling, according to the analogy of the language used by the person speaking of them. – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott
  19. I was sensible to- day, to an extraordinary degree, of Dr Johnson's excellent English pronunciation. – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  20. She could for instance, read a French story- book without skipping very many words; but she had never heard a syllable of the language spoken, and her first attempts at pronunciation caused even Miss Zielinski to sit back in her chair and laugh till the tears ran down her face. – The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson