[ ih-nuhn-see-eyt ]
/ ɪˈnʌn siˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), e·nun·ci·at·ed, e·nun·ci·at·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), e·nun·ci·at·ed, e·nun·ci·at·ing.

to pronounce words, especially in an articulate or a particular manner.



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Origin of enunciate

First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin ēnūntiātus (past participle of ēnūntiāre ), equivalent to ē- “from, out of” (see e-1) + nūnti(us) “messenger, message” + -ātus suffix (see -ate1)
1. announce, enunciate , pronounce2. annunciate, enunciate
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British Dictionary definitions for enunciate

/ (ɪˈnʌnsɪˌeɪt) /


to articulate or pronounce (words), esp clearly and distinctly
(tr) to state precisely or formally
enunciation, nounenunciative or enunciatory, adjectiveenunciatively, adverbenunciator, noun
C17: from Latin ēnuntiāre to declare, from nuntiāre to announce, from nuntius messenger
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