pronouncement

[ pruh-nouns-muh nt ]
/ prəˈnaʊns mənt /

noun

a formal or authoritative statement.
an opinion or decision.
act of pronouncing.

Nearby words

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

Origin of pronouncement

First recorded in 1585–95; pronounce + -ment

Related formspre·pro·nounce·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pronouncement

pronouncement

/ (prəˈnaʊnsmənt) /

noun

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

pronouncement

n.

1590s, from pronounce + -ment.

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