Meaning of rhotic


Pronunciation: (rō'tik), [key]
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  1. of or pertaining to a dialect of English in which the r is pronounced at the end of a syllable or before a consonant: Midwestern American English is rhotic, while Southern British English is not.
  2. of, pertaining to, or being an r-like sound.
  1. a rhotic sound.
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