King's English

King's English
noun the King's English old-fashioned correct English, as it is spoken in Britain -see also: Queen's English

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  • King's English — may refer to:*Received Pronunciation, a form of English language pronunciation sometimes known as the Queen s English or the King s English * The King s English , a book on English usage and grammar, first published in 1906 …   Wikipedia

  • King's English — n also Queen s English the King s English old fashioned correct English, as it is spoken in Britain …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • king's English — or queen s English n. standard or accepted (esp. British) English usage in speech or writing: so called from the notion of royal sanction: with the …   English World dictionary

  • King's English — noun English as spoken by educated persons in southern England • Syn: ↑Queen s English • Hypernyms: ↑English, ↑English language * * * ˌKing s ˈEnglish 7 [King s English] …   Useful english dictionary

  • king's English — king s′ Eng′lish n. ling. standard, educated, or correct English speech or usage, esp. of England Also called, when a queen is sovereign,queen s English Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • King's English — noun in the reign of a king, the term for Queen s English …   English new terms dictionary

  • king's English — standard, educated, or correct English speech or usage, esp. of England. Also called, when a queen is sovereign, queen s English. [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • King's English — noun Especially in England, spoken or written English which is standard, characterized by grammatical correctness, proper usage of words and expressions, and (when spoken) formal British pronunciation. Spake it out, man, exclaimed the landlady;… …   Wiktionary

  • king's English — proper English, sophisticated English …   English contemporary dictionary

  • King's English — noun Date: 1553 standard, pure, or correct English speech or usage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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