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o•ver•pro•nounce



Pronunciation: (ō"vur-pru-nouns'), [key]
v., -nounced, -nounc•ing.


v.t.
to pronounce (a word, syllable, etc.) in an exaggerated, affected, or excessively careful manner.

v.i.
to pronounce or speak overcarefully, affectedly, exaggeratedly, etc.: When he overpronounces that way, he seems to be patronizing his audience.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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