- 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
Examples from the Web for enunciative
Historical Examples of enunciative
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, these are the words; enunciative and prophetic.The French Revolution
The proposition, he says, is merely the enunciative sentence which represents the act of thought called judgment.Studies in Logical Theory
And of it ther be tuoe sortes, the one enunciative, and the other ratiocinative.Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue
- to articulate or pronounce (words), esp clearly and distinctly
- (tr) to state precisely or formally
Word Origin for enunciate
1530s, from Latin enuntiativus, from enuntiare (see 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.