obnounce

[ ob-nouns ]
/ ɒbˈnaʊns /

verb (used without object), ob·nounced, ob·nounc·ing.

(in ancient Rome) to announce an unfavorable omen.

Nearby words

  1. oblongata,
  2. oblongly,
  3. obloquial,
  4. obloquy,
  5. obmutescence,
  6. obnoxious,
  7. obnubilate,
  8. obo,
  9. oboe,
  10. oboe d'amore

Origin of obnounce

1735–45; < Latin obnūntiāre, equivalent to ob- ob- + nūntiāre to tell (nūnti(us) messenger + -āre infinitive suffix)

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