[pruh-nuhn-see-uh-men-toh, -shee-uh-]

noun, plural pro·nun·ci·a·men·tos.

a proclamation; manifesto; edict.

Origin of pronunciamento

1825–35; < Spanish pronunciamiento < Latin prōnūntiā(re) to pronounce + -mentum -ment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pronunciamento

Historical Examples of pronunciamento

  • This treaty was really nothing but a pronunciamento of Bonaparte.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • Champney had not anticipated this pronunciamento, but he accepted the challenge on the instant.

    Flamsted quarries

    Mary E. Waller

  • Elsewhere is quoted Madame Calderon's observation of a pronunciamento.


    Susan Hale

  • Indeed, Melikoffs first pronunciamento from the lofty altitude of his new office struck a note of startling novelty.

  • The sentiments of such people found expression in the following editorial which accompanied Dorlan's pronunciamento.


    Sutton E. Griggs

British Dictionary definitions for pronunciamento


noun plural -tos

an edict, proclamation, or manifesto, esp one issued by rebels in a Spanish-speaking country
an authoritarian announcement

Word Origin for pronunciamento

C19: from Spanish: pronouncement
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