LINKING R

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LINKING R. In certain ACCENTS of English, including RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION, /r/ pronounced between a word or syllable ending in the vowels /ɔ, ɒː, ə/ and a following vowel: the r in beer and a sandwich, car engine. See INTRUSIVE R, NEW YORK, RHOTIC AND NONRHOTIC.