verb (used with object), pro·nounced, pro·nounc·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·nounced, pro·nounc·ing.
Origin of pronounce
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“After what seemed an eternity, but probably was 15 seconds, the doctor said, ‘I pronounce this man dead,’” Gozik recalled.
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|Ted Gioia|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We had the names no one could pronounce and faces of the culprits.
Once on this point, the connoisseur will pronounce in favour of the expressive Adagio.The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
“The height is considerable:” pronounce height so as to rhyme with tight; never hate nor heighth.
Impostors alone can pronounce it necessary to discredit experience and reject reason.Christianity Unveiled|Nicolas-Antoine Boulanger
There was no one to pronounce him the slave of that most endearing of tyrants, the artistic temperament.George Cruikshank|W. H. Chesson
Long before the critic can pronounce upon its merits, it will be found in the hands of thousands.
British Dictionary definitions for pronounce
Word Origin for pronounce
Word Origin and History 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.