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a :  a sound or a word containing a sound whose proper articulation is difficult for and whose mispronunciation is regarded as reliably indicating or betraying a speaker who is not native or whose speech has been influenced by early acquaintance with another language b :  a custom or usage regarded as a criterion for distinguishing members of one group (such as a social class) from those of another

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