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 pronouncing
And by pronouncing other cultures and political systems “evil,” there was the assurance that America was good.
Williams showed off her best dance moves after pronouncing, without a hint of irony, “‘Flawless’ by Beyoncé!”Game of Thrones: Sex, Swords, and Dragons at a Fans’ Night Out|Scott Bixby|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I loved how he could make the word “public” rhyme with “subject” just by pronouncing it differently.Big Daddy Kane: The Hip-Hop MC on Las Supper, Madonna, Jay-Z, and What’s Next|Curtis Stephen|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pronouncing illegality, governments will often undertake demolitions of slum houses.
He himself might joke that he was better at pronouncing the Spanish than the English.
His commanders unite in pronouncing him admirable for courage in the field, commendable for obedience in camp.The Negro Problem|Booker T. Washington, et al.
This refers to a twofold mode of pronouncing the Palatal and Lingual consonants, whether plain or aspirated.Elements of Gaelic Grammar|Alexander Stewart
Dr. Brill says, "hoezee seems to be only another mode of pronouncing the German juchh."
My soul recoils from the bare idea of pronouncing my own accursed name!Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf|George W. M. Reynolds
Pronounce′ment, act of pronouncing: an announcement or proclamation; Pronoun′cer.
Word Origin for pronounce
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.