1. a practitioner of orthoepy (especially one of the 17th or 18th century scholars who proposed to reform English spelling so it would reflect pronunciation more closely)
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How To Use orthoepist In A Sentence

  • There is error and discrepance in the schemes of the orthoepists, which shows the impossibility of carrying them into effect. English Grammar in Familiar Lectures
  • It is doubtful whether on the day he died, he left a more perfect orthoepist living behind him. The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810
  • To the correct orthoepist, several persons on the stage give offence in the pronunciation of the pronoun possessive MY -- speaking it in all cases with the full open Y, as it would rhyme to _fly_, which should only be when it is put in contradistinction to _thy_ or _his_, or any other pronoun possessive: in all other cases it should be sounded like _me_. The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Vol I, No. 2, February 1810
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