Dictionary.com

enunciation

[ ih-nuhn-see-ey-shuhn ]
/ ɪˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun

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

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of enunciation

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

OTHER WORDS FROM enunciation

non·e·nun·ci·a·tion, nounre·e·nun·ci·a·tion, noun

Words nearby enunciation

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for enunciation

See Today's Synonym