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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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) 3.0 (2006) :

  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: pronunciation,
         orthoepy]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  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)
  

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