AskDefine | Define rhotic

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  • (RP): /ˈrəʊtɪk/, /"r@UtIk/
  • (US): , /ˈroʊtɪk/, /"roUtIk/
    Rhymes with: -əʊtɪk


back-form rhotacism


  1. Of an English accent, pronouncing the letter r wherever it appears, as in bar (/bɑːr/) and bard or barred (/bɑːrd/); this trait is common in most of the United States; many parts of the north of England; Scotland; and India.


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