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Meaning of PRONOUNCE

Pronunciation:  pru'nawns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
  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?"

PRONOUNCE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: articulate, enounce, enunciate, judge, label, say, sound out
 See Also: accent, accentuate, acquit, adjudge, aspirate, assoil, clear, click, convict, declare, devoice, discharge, disqualify, drawl, exculpate, exonerate, explode, find, flap, hold, intonate, intone, labialise, labialize, lilt, lisp, mispronounce, mouth, nasalise, nasalize, palatalise, palatalize, qualify, raise, retroflex, roll, round, rule, sibilate, sound, speak, stress, subvocalise, subvocalize, syllabise, syllabize, talk, tout, trill, twang, utter, verbalise, verbalize, vocalise, vocalize, voice, vowelise, vowelize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pro*nounce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pronounced}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Pronounging}.] [F. prononcer, L. pronunciare;
    pro before, forth + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce. See
    1. To utter articulately; to speak out or distinctly; to
       utter, as words or syllables; to speak with the proper
       sound and accent as, adults rarely learn to pronounce a
       foreign language correctly.
    2. To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree
       or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death.
             Sternly he pronounced The rigid interdiction.
    3. To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as,
       to pronounce an oration.
             Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to
             you.                                  --Shak.
    4. To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a
       libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud.
             The God who hallowed thee and blessed, Pronouncing
             thee all good.                        --Keble.
    Syn: To deliver; utter; speak. See {Deliver}.
  2. \Pro*nounce"\, v. i.
    1. To give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce
       faultlessly. --Earle.
    2. To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with
       confidence. [R.] --Dr. H. More.
  3. \Pro*nounce"\, n.
    Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation. [Obs.] --Milton.