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Pronunciation of the English word air in a rhotic (American) and non-rhotic (British) accent respectively:
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɹəʊtɪk/
- (US) enPR: rōt'ĭk, IPA(key): /ˈɹoʊtɪk/, [ˈɹoʊ̯.ɾɪ̈k]
- Rhymes: -əʊtɪk
rhotic (not comparable)
- (of an English accent) Pronouncing the letter r wherever it appears, as in bar (/bɑːɹ/) and bard or barred (/bɑːɹd/).
- Rhotic speech is common in much of the United States, Canada, many parts of the north and west of England, Ireland, and Scotland.
- (of a phoneme) Having the quality of the said letter. This includes the sounds of the IPA symbols /ɹ/, /ɻ/, /ɚ/, /ɝ/, and some would say /r/, or r coloring.
rhotic (plural rhotics)
- (phonetics) A rhotic consonant.