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pronounced

[ pruh-nounst ]
/ prəˈnaʊnst /
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adjective
strongly marked: a pronounced fishy taste.
clearly indicated: a pronounced contrast.
decided; unequivocal: pronounced views.
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Origin of pronounced

First recorded in 1570–80; pronounce + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM pronounced

pro·nounc·ed·ly [pruh-noun-sid-lee, -nounst-lee], /prəˈnaʊn sɪd li, -ˈnaʊnst li/, adverbpro·nounc·ed·ness, nounun·pro·nounced, adjectivewell-pro·nounced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pronounced

pronounced
/ (prəˈnaʊnst) /

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

Derived forms of pronounced

pronouncedly (prəˈnaʊnsɪdlɪ), adverb
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