enunciation

[ih-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n]

noun

an act or manner of enunciating.
utterance or pronunciation.
a formal announcement or statement: the enunciation of a doctrine.

Nearby words

  1. enumerate,
  2. enumeration,
  3. enumerator,
  4. enunciable,
  5. enunciate,
  6. enunciative,
  7. enure,
  8. enuresis,
  9. enuretic,
  10. env.

Origin of enunciation

First recorded in 1545–55, enunciation is from the Latin word ēnūntiātiōn- (stem of ēnūntiātiō). See enunciate, -ion

Related formsnon·e·nun·ci·a·tion, nounre·e·nun·ci·a·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for enunciation

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.

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