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Meaning of "queen's English" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEEN'S ENGLISH

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEEN'S ENGLISH

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Queen's English is a noun.
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WHAT DOES QUEEN'S ENGLISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

queen's English

Received Pronunciation

Received Pronunciation is regarded as the standard accent of Standard English in the United Kingdom, with a relationship to regional accents similar to the relationship in other European languages between their standard varieties and their regional forms. RP is defined in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary as "the standard accent of English as spoken in the south of England", although it can be heard from native speakers throughout England and Wales. Peter Trudgill estimated in 1974 that 3% of people in Britain were RP speakers. Although nothing intrinsic about RP marks it as superior to any other variety, sociolinguistic factors have given RP particular prestige in parts of Britain. It has thus been seen as the accent of those with power, money, and influence, though it has in recent times been perceived negatively as associated with undeserved privilege. Since the 1960s, a greater permissiveness towards allowing regional English varieties has taken hold in education and the media in Britain.

Definition of queen's English in the English dictionary

The definition of queen's English in the dictionary is standard Southern British English.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUEEN'S ENGLISH

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Queen´s Bench
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Queen´s Guide
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Queen´s House
Queen´s Messenger
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WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEEN'S ENGLISH

American English
basic English
Canadian English
Chinglish
Dalglish
Early English
English
half-English
Hinglish
King´s English
Middle English
Modern English
Old English
Oxford English
pidgin English
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Singlish
Spanglish
Standard English
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Synonyms and antonyms of queen's English in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «queen's English» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEEN'S ENGLISH

Find out the translation of queen's English to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of queen's English from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «queen's English» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

女王的英语
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de reina Inglés
570 millions of speakers

English

queen´s English
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रानी अंग्रेजी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الإنجليزية الملكة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

королевы английский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rainha Inglês
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাণী এর ইংরেজি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de reine d´Angleterre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bahasa Inggeris ratu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

englische Hochsprache
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女王の英語
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여왕 의 영어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ratu Inggris
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Tiếng Anh của nữ hoàng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ராணி ஆங்கிலம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राणीचा इंग्रजी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kraliçenin ingilizce
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

inglese della regina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

królowej angielski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

королеви англійська
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

English regina lui
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Αγγλικά βασίλισσας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Koningin se Engels
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

drottningens engelska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dronningens engelsk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of queen's English

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN'S ENGLISH»

The term «queen's English» is regularly used and occupies the 95.135 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN'S ENGLISH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about queen's English

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEEN'S ENGLISH»

Discover the use of queen's English in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to queen's English and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Queen's English: And How to Use It
Clear, practical, and accessible, this book shows how everyone can write and use English correctly, in both formal and informal settings Showing how the English language, when used properly, has great power to instruct, move and entertain ...
Bernard C. Lamb, 2011
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The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively ...
So if you ever wanted to know what it means to be a "meat-and-potatoes man," a "lame duck," or to be in a "pretty pickle," stop "umming and erring" and read this fascinating collection "straightaway."
Christopher J. Moore, 2011
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The Queen's English: A Manual of Idiom and Usage - Primary ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Henry Alford, 2013
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A Plea for the Queen's English...
And so it is with the Queen's English. It is, so to speak, this land's great highway of thought and speech; and seeing that the Sovereign in this realm is the person round whom all our common interests gather, the source of our civil duties and ...
Henry Alford, 1866
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Trini Talk Or the Queen's English? Navigating Language ...
In general, the low exposure to local features did not account for students' achievement on the SEA, but was positively related to the consistency of scores within a class.
Sarojani S. Mohammed, 2008
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Her Ladyship's Guide to Queen's English
Anyone who has just picked up this bookmaywellbewondering two things: who is Her Ladyship, and what is the Queen's English? (And possibly a third: what qualifies the former to pontificate about the latter?) To takethe second question first ...
Caroline Taggart, 2013
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The Queen's English: An A-Z Guide to the English in Their ...
If there still is such a thing as 'the Queen's English', then what can it tell us about the people who use it? For every anorak, egghead or toff, The Queen's English is the perfect guide to understanding what makes the English tick.
C. J. Moore, 2009
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The Politics of English as a World Language: New Horizons in ...
I ent have no gun I ent have no knife but mugging de Queen's English is the story of my life I dont need no axe to split/ up yu syntax I dont need no hammer to mash up yu grammar [...] Dem accuse me of assault on de Oxford dictionary/ imagin ...
Christian Mair, 2003
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From Old English to Standard English: A Course Book in ...
Text 182 — Dean Henry Alf0rd's The Queen's English, 1864 (facsimile) THE QUEEN'S ENGLISH. S7 TEE 61. I pam from spelling to pronunciation. wwAnd first and foremost, let me notice that “wyf the worst of all faults, the leaving out of the as- ...
Dennis Freeborn, 1998
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A Collection of Confusible Phrases
2. disband smth.: cause smth. to cease: The king's death at once broke up the unity of the Court. break the Queen's English clip the Queen's English break the Queen 's English (also: break the King's English) speak incorrectly owing to lack  ...
Yuri Dolgopolov, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEEN'S ENGLISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term queen's English is used in the context of the following news items.
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Victoria Day: Digging into the Queen's English
While enjoying the May long weekend, Canadians may offer Queen Victoria a distracted moment of respect. But if we dig up the royal roots of her name, we find ... «CBC.ca, May 15»
2
The Queen's English: Victoria brought to life
In the strange, gated chambers of Osborne House, her overgrown holiday bungalow on the Isle of Wight, the presence of Queen Victoria lingers like the smell of ... «New Statesman, Jan 15»
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LIST: 10 words that should be banished from the Queen's English in …
The 40th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and Uselessness includes "bae," most commonly used as a term of ... «ABC Action News, Dec 14»
4
Queen's English is Britain's favourite accent
For a survey has found that the Queen's English is most associated with nine out of ten positive character traits, including attractiveness, intelligence, honesty, ... «Daily Mail, Oct 14»
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Andy Serkis: God Save The Queen's English
Ask Me Another. Andy Serkis: God Save The Queen's English. July 24, 201410:13 AM ET. Listen to the Story. Ask Me Another. 11:32. Playlist; Download; Embed. «NPR, Jul 14»
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Devs: Fancy a job teaching Siri to speak the Queen's English?
Apple looks set to give Siri a few language lessons after advertising for experts in a variety of hitherto non-fruity dialects. According to its job listings, Apple is ... «Register, Jun 14»
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Tommy Vietor Laughs Off 'Dude' Remark: You Can Only Use …
I guess you're only supposed to use the Queen's English on Fox. But obviously what happened that day was an absolute tragedy.” ADVERTISING. Chris Hayes ... «Mediaite, May 14»
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Check out British classic cars from The Queen's English
Some years, they get real English weather at The Queen's English car show, a gathering of the Empire's best (and few still running) British cars. Even though it's ... «AutoWeek, Apr 14»
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Queen's English
Kangana Ranaut blows to pieces most effectively in her dignified portrayal of Rani in the recently released Hindi film, Queen. By treating accent hierarchies with ... «Indian Express, Mar 14»
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Speak the Queen's English if you want to sound intelligent and be …
Nearly two-thirds of those polled felt that speakers of the Queen's English gave the impression of being intelligent and half said they sounded like they could be ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Sep 13»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Queen's English [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/queens-english>. Nov 2021 ».
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