pronounced

[pruh-nounst]
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adjective
  1. strongly marked: a pronounced fishy taste.
  2. clearly indicated: a pronounced contrast.
  3. decided; unequivocal: pronounced views.

Origin of pronounced

First recorded in 1570–80; pronounce + -ed2
Related formspro·nounc·ed·ly [pruh-noun-sid-lee, -nounst-lee] /prəˈnaʊn sɪd li, -ˈnaʊnst li/, adverbpro·nounc·ed·ness, nounun·pro·nounced, adjectivewell-pro·nounced, adjective

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pronounced

adjective
  1. strongly marked or indicated
  2. (of a sound) articulated with vibration of the vocal cords; voiced
Derived Formspronouncedly (prəˈnaʊnsɪdlɪ), adverb
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Word Origin and History for unpronounced

pronounced

adj.

"spoken," 1570s, past participle adjective from pronounce (v.). Sense of "emphatic" is a figurative meaning first attested c.1730.

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