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pronounce

[ pruh-nouns ]
/ pr蓹藞na蕣ns /
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verb (used without object), pro路nounced, pro路nounc路ing.
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Origin of pronounce

First recorded in 1300鈥50; Middle English pronouncen, from Middle French prononcier, from Latin pr艒n奴nti膩re 鈥渢o proclaim, announce, recite, utter鈥; see pro-1, announce

OTHER WORDS FROM pronounce

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pronounce

announce, enunciate, pronounce
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British Dictionary definitions for pronounce

pronounce
/ (pr蓹藞na蕣ns) /

verb
to utter or articulate (a sound or sequence of sounds)
(tr) to utter or articulate (sounds or words) in the correct way
(tr; may take a clause as object) to proclaim officially and solemnlyI now pronounce you man and wife
(when tr, may take a clause as object) to declare as one's judgmentto pronounce the death sentence upon someone
(tr) to make a phonetic transcription of (sounds or words)

Derived forms of pronounce

pronounceable, adjectivepronouncer, noun

Word Origin for pronounce

C14: from Latin pr艒nunti膩re to announce, from pro- 1 + nunti膩re to announce
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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