- elocution or delivery.
- elegant speech; oratory.
- an act or instance of speaking.
Origin of pronunciation
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Contemporary Examples of pronunciation
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Historical Examples of pronunciation
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early 15c., "mode in which a word is pronounced," from Middle French prononciation and directly from Latin pronuntiationem (nominative pronuntiatio) "act of speaking, utterance, delivery," also "proclamation, public declaration," noun of action from past participle stem of pronuntiare "announce" (see pronounce).