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non- +‎ rhotic

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non-rhotic (not comparable)

  1. Of an accent, most often one of English: not pronouncing the written letter "r" unless it is followed by a vowel, as in received pronunciation, the Boston accent, traditional NYC English, many accents of southern Louisiana, Australian English, etc.
    In a non-rhotic accent, the word 'sort' can be pronounced like the word 'sought'.

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