pronounced

[ pruh-nounst ]
/ prəˈnaʊnst /

adjective

strongly marked: a pronounced fishy taste.
clearly indicated: a pronounced contrast.
decided; unequivocal: pronounced views.

Nearby words

  1. pronominalize,
  2. pronormoblast,
  3. pronotum,
  4. pronoun,
  5. pronounce,
  6. pronouncement,
  7. pronto,
  8. pronuclear,
  9. pronucleus,
  10. pronuke

Origin of pronounced

First recorded in 1570–80; pronounce + -ed2

Related formspro·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

pronounce

[ pruh-nouns ]
/ prəˈnaʊns /

verb (used with object), pro·nounced, pro·nounc·ing.

verb (used without object), pro·nounced, pro·nounc·ing.

Origin of pronounce

1300–50; Middle English pronouncen < Middle French prononcier < Latin prōnūntiāre to proclaim, announce, recite, utter. See pro-1, announce

Related forms
Can be confusedannounce enunciate pronounce (see synonym study at announce)

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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 Formspronouncedly (prəˈnaʊnsɪdlɪ), adverb

pronounce

/ (prəˈnaʊns) /

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 Formspronounceable, adjectivepronouncer, noun

Word Origin for pronounce

C14: from Latin prōnuntiāre to announce, from pro- 1 + nuntiāre to announce

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