Origin of pronounced
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 pronounced
Both officers were rushed to Woodhull Hospital where they were pronounced dead.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
Oh dear, the New York Times has pronounced brunch as done, over, declaring, “Brunch is for jerks.”Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal|Tim Teeman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rub is not in getting the decision made but in getting it pronounced.Certain Success|Norval A. Hawkins
The next day she had a headache, but took aspirin, and pronounced herself well enough for the trip to Soissons.Everyman's Land|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Your flirtation with Naida this afternoon was most pronounced, and you went out of your way to ask her to dine to-night.The Great Prince Shan|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Ermigit went to work so well, that even a critical judge could not have pronounced him better or worse than his brother.Red Rooney|R.M. Ballantyne
Prierias, the master of the sacred palace, pronounced Luther a heretic.Luther and the Reformation:|Joseph A. Seiss
Word Origin for pronounce
"spoken," 1570s, past participle adjective from pronounce (v.). Sense of "emphatic" is a figurative meaning first attested c.1730.
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.