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[ pruh-nounst ]


  1. strongly marked:

    a pronounced fishy taste.

    Synonyms: unmistakable, distinct

  2. clearly indicated:

    a pronounced contrast.

  3. decided; unequivocal:

    pronounced views.


/ prəˈnaʊnsɪdlɪ; prəˈnaʊnst /


  1. strongly marked or indicated
  2. (of a sound) articulated with vibration of the vocal cords; voiced

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Derived Forms

  • pronouncedly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • pro·nounc·ed·ly [pr, uh, -, noun, -sid-lee, -, nounst, -lee], adverb
  • pro·nounced·ness noun
  • unpro·nounced adjective
  • well-pro·nounced adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pronounced1

First recorded in 1570–80; pronounce + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

As it turns out, the problem is even more pronounced in the auto industry.

The GFX 100S will have more pronounced depth of field effects, and the super high-resolution allows shooters to utilize the center of the frame and crop later, which takes advantage of the lens’s sharpest area.

That’s because many of the beliefs and behaviors threatening American democracy started earlier and are more pronounced on that end of the political spectrum.

Energy agencies and experts had already noted the pronounced gap between what countries had promised to do and the steps they actually took to meet those targets.

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The emissions drop is most pronounced in the United States, where 2020 emissions are expected to drop by 12 percent from 2019.

Both officers were rushed to Woodhull Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Ramos and Liu were now rushed to nearby Woodhull Hospital, where one was pronounced dead.

Efforts to resuscitate her failed and she was pronounced dead at nearby Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Garner was pronounced dead an hour later, and the city coroner ruled his death a homicide.

Another incident, in January, involved a Kenyan man, Paul Mutora, who woke up in the morgue 15 hours after being pronounced dead.

A woe is pronounced against sinners: the army of God shall send against them.

D'Israeli loved the long pipe in his youth, but in middle age pronounced it 'the tomb of love.'

Our prisoner's was perhaps the most startling name which could have been pronounced among those high-blooded and headlong men.

Gradually the muffled beat of hoofs grew more pronounced, a shuffling monotone that filled the night.

I should like to read—'They ne made force of privetee'; pronounced They n' mad-e, &c.