a pronunciation based on spelling, usually a variant of the traditional pronunciation. The spelling pronunciation of waistcoat is
[weyst-koht] /ˈweɪstˌkoʊt/ (Show IPA) rather than
[wes-kuh t] /ˈwɛs kət/ (Show IPA).
a pronunciation of a word that is influenced by the word’s orthography and often comes about as the modification of an earlier or original rendering, such as the pronunciation of the British name Mainwaring, usually (ˈmænərɪŋ), as (ˈmeɪnˌwɛərɪŋ)
noun 1. an attempt to change the spelling of English words to make it conform more closely to pronunciation.
noun 1. Francis Joseph, Cardinal, 1889–1967, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman: archbishop of New York 1939–67.
noun 1. zinc, especially in the form of ingots. noun 1. impure zinc, usually containing about 3 per cent of lead and other impurities
verb (used without object) 1. to explore caves, especially as a hobby.