- strongly marked: a pronounced fishy taste.
- clearly indicated: a pronounced contrast.
- decided; unequivocal: pronounced views.
Origin of pronounced
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- to enunciate or articulate (sounds, words, sentences, etc.).
- to utter or sound in a particular manner in speaking: He pronounces his words indistinctly.
- to utter or articulate in the accepted or correct manner: I can't pronounce this word.
- to declare (a person or thing) to be as specified: She pronounced it the best salmon she had ever tasted.
- to utter or deliver formally or solemnly: to pronounce sentence.
- to announce authoritatively or officially: The judge pronounced the defendant guilty.
- to indicate the pronunciation of (words) by providing a phonetic transcription: This dictionary pronounces most of the words entered.
- to pronounce words, phrases, etc.
- to make a statement or assertion, especially an authoritative statement (often followed by on): He was required to pronounce on the findings of his research.
- to give an opinion or decision (usually followed by on): to pronounce on an important matter.
- to indicate the pronunciation of words: a spelling book that pronounces.
Origin of pronounce
Examples from the Web for pronounced
Both officers were rushed to Woodhull Hospital where they were pronounced dead.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish
December 22, 2014
Ramos and Liu were now rushed to nearby Woodhull Hospital, where one was pronounced dead.Two Cops ‘Assassinated’ in Brooklyn
December 21, 2014
Efforts to resuscitate her failed and she was pronounced dead at nearby Albert Einstein Medical Center.The Mystery Death Of A Female Firefighter
December 13, 2014
Garner was pronounced dead an hour later, and the city coroner ruled his death a homicide.Eric Garner Protests: ‘It’s Like Vietnam’
Abby Haglage, Caitlin Dickson, Jacob Siegel, Chris Allbritton
December 5, 2014
Oh dear, the New York Times has pronounced brunch as done, over, declaring, “Brunch is for jerks.”Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal
October 15, 2014
By all who have seen her, Helen Winship is pronounced the most beautiful of women.The Bacillus of Beauty
My opinion of this machine is so pronounced that I do not care to state it fully.
What had he said, what was the word he had just pronounced, that she should be so overcome by it?
A second time she interrupted herself in the tremor of the words she pronounced.
With the insight of a kindred temperament he pronounced his verdict.The Secret Agent
- strongly marked or indicated
- (of a sound) articulated with vibration of the vocal cords; voiced
- to utter or articulate (a sound or sequence of sounds)
- (tr) to utter or articulate (sounds or words) in the correct way
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to proclaim officially and solemnlyI now pronounce you man and wife
- (when tr, may take a clause as object) to declare as one's judgmentto pronounce the death sentence upon someone
- (tr) to make a phonetic transcription of (sounds or words)
Word Origin and History for pronounced
"spoken," 1570s, past participle adjective from pronounce (v.). Sense of "emphatic" is a figurative meaning first attested c.1730.
early 14c., "to declare officially;" late 14c., "to speak, utter," from Old French prononcier "declare, speak out, pronounce" (late 13c., Modern French prononcer), from Late Latin pronunciare, from Latin pronuntiare "to proclaim, announce; pronounce, utter," from pro- "forth, out, in public" (see pro-) + nuntiare "announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). With reference to the mode of sounding words or languages, it is attested from 1620s (but cf. pronunciation in this sense early 15c.). Related: Pronounced; pronouncing.