- to utter or pronounce (words, sentences, etc.), especially in an articulate or a particular manner: He enunciates his words distinctly.
- to state or declare definitely, as a theory.
- to announce or proclaim: to enunciate one's intentions.
- to pronounce words, especially in an articulate or a particular manner.
Origin of enunciate
Related Words for enunciateoutline, affirm, articulate, intone, propound, utter, sound, express, develop, show, deliver, vocalize, pronounce, state, submit, proclaim, say, promulgate, announce, postulate
Examples from the Web for enunciate
Historical Examples of enunciate
We enunciate a principle of government, and then deny it in practise.
“Say it again and over you go,” the mate managed to enunciate thickly.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
It is needless to enunciate the weight of the earth in our ordinary units.The Story of the Heavens
Robert Stawell Ball
He is content to enunciate a truth, and to call it probable.The War in the Air; Vol. 1
We enunciate a principle of government, and then deny its practice.Shadow and Light
Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
- to articulate or pronounce (words), esp clearly and distinctly
- (tr) to state precisely or formally
Word Origin for enunciate
1620s, "declare, express," from Latin enuntiatus, past participle of enuntiare "speak out, say, express, assert; divulge, disclose, reveal, betray," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + nuntiare "to announce" (see nuncio). Or perhaps a back-formation from enunciation. Meaning "to articulate, pronounce" is from 1759. Related: Enunciated; enunciating.