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

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

Synonyms for pronounced Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pronouncedly

Historical Examples of pronouncedly

  • He was clad in a civilian costume, which pronouncedly smacked of the prairie.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • The other two are white, and of pronouncedly Spanish features.

    The Lone Ranche

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • The versatility of the modellers and the artists is pronouncedly marked.

  • In what periods of design does each quality appear most pronouncedly?

    Applied Design for Printers

    Harry Lawrence Gage

  • The solution thus most pronouncedly laid down by Colonel Haskell may or may not prove in this case correct and final.

    'Tis Sixty Years Since

    Charles Francis Adams

British Dictionary definitions for pronouncedly


  1. strongly marked or indicated
  2. (of a sound) articulated with vibration of the vocal cords; voiced
Derived Formspronouncedly (prəˈnaʊnsɪdlɪ), adverb
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Word Origin and History for pronouncedly



"spoken," 1570s, past participle adjective from pronounce (v.). Sense of "emphatic" is a figurative meaning first attested c.1730.

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