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[ih-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n] /ɪˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or manner of enunciating.
2.
utterance or pronunciation.
3.
a formal announcement or statement:
the enunciation of a doctrine.
Origin of enunciation
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55, enunciation is from the Latin word ēnūntiātiōn- (stem of ēnūntiātiō). See enunciate, -ion
Related forms
nonenunciation, noun
reenunciation, noun
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  • His enunciation would have been almost totally unintelligible to a stranger.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • Her carriage is excellent, and her enunciation is perfectly clear.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Above all things, let the enunciation of every word be clear and distinct.

    The Liberty Minstrel George W. Clark
  • The Philadelphian is quite as marked in tone and enunciation.

  • What was the slight peculiarity of her enunciation, when she read?

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • His enunciation was no longer thick; it was extremely clear.

    Find the Woman

    Arthur Somers Roche
  • His enunciation was peculiarly pure, and I doubt not that he was a gentleman born.

    Just Irish Charles Battell Loomis
  • The man's voice was thick, and his enunciation anything but clear.

    The Passion for Life Joseph Hocking
  • Affectation is the worst enemy of voice and enunciation alike.

  • It is the enunciation of a principle which is vital to the well-being of all peoples at all times.

    The Covenant of Salt Henry Clay Trumbull
Word Origin and History for enunciation
n.

1550s, "declaration," from Latin enuntiationem (nominative enuntiatio) "enunciation, declaration," noun of action from past participle stem of enuntiare (see enunciate). Meaning "articulation of words" is from 1750.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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