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English definition of “cut-glass”

cut-glass

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌkʌtˈɡlɑːs/ us    /ˌkʌtˈɡlæs/
UK used about a way of speaking in which words are pronounced very clearly and carefully, in a way that is typical of someone from a high social class: a cut-glass accent
(Definition of cut-glass adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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