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English definition of “Received Pronunciation”

Received Pronunciation

noun [U]   (abbreviation RP) UK specialized
the standard way in which middle-class speakers of southern British English pronounce wordsWays of speaking
(Definition of Received Pronunciation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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