pronouncement

[pruh-nouns-muh nt]
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Origin of pronouncement

First recorded in 1585–95; pronounce + -ment
Related formspre·pro·nounce·ment, noun
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Contemporary Examples of pronouncement

Historical Examples of pronouncement

  • Never, to the last hour of my life, shall I forget the effect of that pronouncement.

  • This pronouncement gave the corsairs all the assurance they required.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • This pronouncement embodies the sentiments of every Nationalist Irishman.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • Yes, she had come to investigate, to observe, to seek the truth of her own pronouncement.

    The Golden Woman

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • A period of silence for a time after Prester Kleig's pronouncement.


British Dictionary definitions for pronouncement

pronouncement

noun
  1. an official or authoritative statement or announcement
  2. the act of pronouncing, declaring, or uttering formally
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Word Origin and History for pronouncement
n.

1590s, from pronounce + -ment.

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