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Meaning of ENUNCIATE

Pronunciation:  i'nunsee`eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  express or state clearly
  2. [v]  speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

ENUNCIATE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: articulate, enounce, pronounce, sound out, vocalise, vocalize
 See Also: accent, accentuate, aspirate, click, devoice, drawl, explode, flap, labialise, labialize, lilt, lisp, mispronounce, mouth, nasalise, nasalize, palatalise, palatalize, raise, retroflex, roll, round, say, sibilate, sound, speak, state, stress, subvocalise, subvocalize, syllabise, syllabize, talk, tell, trill, twang, utter, verbalise, verbalize, voice, vowelise, vowelize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*nun"ci*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enunciated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Enunciating}.] [L. enuntiatus, -ciatus, p. p.
    of enuntiare, -ciare. See {Enounce}.]
    1. To make a formal statement of; to announce; to proclaim;
       to declare, as a truth.
             The terms in which he enunciates the great doctrines
             of the gospel.                        --Coleridge.
    2. To make distinctly audible; to utter articulately; to
       pronounce; as, to enunciate a word distinctly.
  2. \E*nun"ci*ate\, v. i.
    To utter words or syllables articulately.
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