non-rhotic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From non + rhotic.

AdjectiveEdit

non-rhotic (not comparable)

  1. Of an English accent: not pronouncing the written letter "r" unless it is followed by a vowel.
    In a non-rhotic accent, the word 'farther' is pronounced like the word 'father'.

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Last modified on 22 September 2012, at 15:05