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Diction vs. Pronunciation — What's the Difference?

Diction vs. Pronunciation — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Diction and Pronunciation

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Diction

Diction (Latin: dictionem (nom. dictio), "a saying, expression, word"), in its original meaning, is a writer's or speaker's distinctive vocabulary choices and style of expression in a poem or story.

Pronunciation

Pronunciation is the way in which a word or a language is spoken. This may refer to generally agreed-upon sequences of sounds used in speaking a given word or language in a specific dialect ("correct pronunciation") or simply the way a particular individual speaks a word or language.

Diction

Choice and use of words in speech or writing.

Pronunciation

The way in which a word is pronounced
Similar pronunciations are heard in Ulster
Spelling does not determine pronunciation

Diction

Degree of clarity and distinctness of pronunciation in speech or singing; enunciation.
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Pronunciation

The act or manner of pronouncing words; utterance of speech.

Diction

Choice and use of words, especially with regard to effective communication.

Pronunciation

A way of speaking a word, especially a way that is accepted or generally understood.

Diction

The effectiveness and degree of clarity of word choice and expression.
His poor diction meant that most of the audience didn't really understand the key points of the presentation.

Pronunciation

A graphic representation of the way a word is spoken, using phonetic symbols.

Diction

(theatre) Enunciation, pronunciation.

Pronunciation

(countable) The formal or informal way in which a word is made to sound when spoken.
What is the pronunciation of "hiccough"?

Diction

Choice of words for the expression of ideas; the construction, disposition, and application of words in discourse, with regard to clearness, accuracy, variety, etc.; mode of expression; language; as, the diction of Chaucer's poems.
His diction blazes up into a sudden explosion of prophetic grandeur.

Pronunciation

(uncountable) The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking.
His Italian pronunciation is terrible.

Diction

The articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience

Pronunciation

(countable) The act of pronouncing or uttering a vocable.

Diction

The manner in which something is expressed in words;
Use concise military verbiage

Pronunciation

The act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the pronunciation of syllables of words; distinct or indistinct pronunciation.

Pronunciation

The mode of uttering words or sentences.

Pronunciation

The art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly with propriety and gracefulness; - now called delivery.

Pronunciation

The manner in which someone utters a word;
They are always correcting my pronunciation

Pronunciation

The way a word or a language is customarily spoken;
The pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners
That is the correct pronunciation

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