Queen's English

Queen's English
noun
English as spoken by educated persons in southern England
Syn: ↑King's English
Hypernyms: ↑English, ↑English language

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the ˌQueen's ˈEnglish 7 [Queen's English] noun uncountable (old-fashioned)
the English language as written and spoken correctly by educated people in the UK  ‘The Queen's English’ is used when the United Kingdom has a queen, and ‘the King's English’ when it has a king.

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  • Queen's English — means either the standard form of written Brittish English regarded as correct or a standard form of spoken British English regarded as correct [http://www.chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/features/chref/chref.py/main?query=Queens+english title=21st …   Wikipedia

  • Queen's English — n BrE speak the Queen s English to speak very correctly and in a way that is typical of people who belong to the highest social class →↑King s English …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Queen's English — ► NOUN ▪ the English language as correctly written and spoken in Britain …   English terms dictionary

  • Queen's English — noun BrE speak the Queen s English to speak very correctly and in a way that is typical of people who belong to the highest social class see also: King s English …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • queen's English — queen s′ Eng′lish n. ling. See king s English • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Queen’s English — the English language as it is correctly written or spoken in Britain. It is called the King’s English when a king is ruling. * * * …   Universalium

  • Queen'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. But I am not so timid, and can speak the… …   Wiktionary

  • queen's English — n. proper English, sophisticated use of English …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Queen's English — /kwinz ˈɪŋglɪʃ/ (say kweenz ingglish) noun standard Southern British English, especially considered as correct or desirable usage. Also, (when the reigning monarch is a man), King s English …   Australian-English dictionary

  • queen's English. — See king s English. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

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