verb (used with object), pro·nounced, pro·nounc·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·nounced, pro·nounc·ing.
Origin of pronounce
Related Words for pronounceutter, speak, assert, deliver, proclaim, sound, stress, vocalize, accent, enunciate, articulate, verbalize, say, voice, phonate, decree, drum, affirm, call, judge
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Contemporary Examples of pronounce
Never mind the word "bazaar," which you pronounce as "bizarre" and Hassan pronounces as "buzzer."Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
Then, Jessica Biel was very big around 2005-2010, and she had that scene in a bra in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.The Movie Nudity Maestro: Jim McBride on 15 Years of Mr. Skin and That Scarlett Johansson Scene
August 9, 2014
“After what seemed an eternity, but probably was 15 seconds, the doctor said, ‘I pronounce this man dead,’” Gozik recalled.The Last American Soldier Executed for Desertion
June 6, 2014
The upper elite still try to pronounce judgments and lead, but fewer and fewer of those down below pay attention.The Smartest Book About Our Digital Age Was Published in 1929
January 5, 2014
We had the names no one could pronounce and faces of the culprits.How The Media Chose Its Boston 'Suspects'
April 22, 2013
Historical Examples of pronounce
"Ponce de Leon," supplied Dorcas Jane, proud that she could pronounce it.The Trail Book
Were he to die while I am speaking, we could not pronounce it an untimely death.Time's Portraiture
He was heard, under his breath, to pronounce a contemptuous Pshaw!Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
Her voice faltered so that she could not pronounce the word gratitude.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
Now Colonel Corkran informs us that we must pronounce her, in a different way.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Word Origin for pronounce
early 14c., "to declare officially;" late 14c., "to speak, utter," from Old French prononcier "declare, speak out, pronounce" (late 13c., Modern French prononcer), from Late Latin pronunciare, from Latin pronuntiare "to proclaim, announce; pronounce, utter," from pro- "forth, out, in public" (see pro-) + nuntiare "announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). With reference to the mode of sounding words or languages, it is attested from 1620s (but cf. pronunciation in this sense early 15c.). Related: Pronounced; pronouncing.