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 for orthoepy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  orthoepy \or"tho*e*py\ ([^o]r"th[-o]*[-e]*p[y^]; 277), n. [Gr.
     'orqoe`peia; 'orqo`s right + 'e`pos a word: cf. F.
     ortho['e]pie. See Ortho-, and Epic.]
     The art of uttering words correctly; a correct pronunciation
     of words; also, mode of pronunciation.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the way a word or a language is customarily spoken; "the
           pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners";
           "that is the correct pronunciation" [syn: pronunciation,
      2: a term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt
         with the `correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to
         `correct' orthography

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