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[pruh-nounst] /prəˈnaʊnst/
strongly marked:
a pronounced fishy taste.
clearly indicated:
a pronounced contrast.
decided; unequivocal:
pronounced views.
Origin of pronounced
First recorded in 1570-80; pronounce + -ed2
Related forms
[pruh-noun-sid-lee, -nounst-lee] /prəˈnaʊn sɪd li, -ˈnaʊnst li/ (Show IPA),
pronouncedness, noun
unpronounced, adjective
well-pronounced, adjective
1. distinct, unmistakable. Unabridged
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  • He was clad in a civilian costume, which pronouncedly smacked of the prairie.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • The other two are white, and of pronouncedly Spanish features.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • The versatility of the modellers and the artists is pronouncedly marked.

  • In what periods of design does each quality appear most pronouncedly?

    Applied Design for Printers Harry Lawrence Gage
  • The solution thus most pronouncedly laid down by Colonel Haskell may or may not prove in this case correct and final.

    'Tis Sixty Years Since Charles Francis Adams
  • Witha she is pretty; but it is only prettiness—a word inapplicable to her kinswoman, who is pronouncedly beautiful.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • Type N—similar to M, in that both are pronouncedly reddish, but with characteristic flutings probably indicating carbon compounds.

    Astronomy David Todd
  • The form is definite, clean-cut, and the spores are pronouncedly smaller than in either of the two related species.

    The North American Slime-Moulds

    Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
  • Another fragment was sharply everted over a pronouncedly incurving body.

  • Withal she is pretty; but it is only prettiness—a word inapplicable to her kinswoman, who is pronouncedly beautiful.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for pronouncedly


strongly marked or indicated
(of a sound) articulated with vibration of the vocal cords; voiced
Derived Forms
pronouncedly (prəˈnaʊnsɪdlɪ) adverb
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Word Origin and History for pronouncedly



"spoken," 1570s, past participle adjective from pronounce (v.). Sense of "emphatic" is a figurative meaning first attested c.1730.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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