What does pronounce mean?

Definitions for pronounce
prəˈnaʊnspro·nounce

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayverb

    speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

    "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

  2. pronounce, label, judgeverb

    pronounce judgment on

    "They labeled him unfit to work here"

Wiktionary

  1. pronounceverb

    To formally declare, officially or ceremoniously.

    I hereby pronounce you man and wife.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1330, "to utter, declare officially", from pronuncier, from pronuntio, itself from pro + nuntio from nuntius.

  2. pronounceverb

    To pass judgment.

    The judge pronounced often before, but never so widely press-attended

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1330, "to utter, declare officially", from pronuncier, from pronuntio, itself from pro + nuntio from nuntius.

  3. pronounceverb

    To sound out (a) word(s).

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1330, "to utter, declare officially", from pronuncier, from pronuntio, itself from pro + nuntio from nuntius.

  4. pronounceverb

    To produce the components of speech.

    Actors must be able to pronounce perfectly or deliberately disabled.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1330, "to utter, declare officially", from pronuncier, from pronuntio, itself from pro + nuntio from nuntius.

  5. pronounceverb

    To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.

    The doctor pronounced them legally dead.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1330, "to utter, declare officially", from pronuncier, from pronuntio, itself from pro + nuntio from nuntius.

  6. pronounceverb

    To read aloud.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1330, "to utter, declare officially", from pronuncier, from pronuntio, itself from pro + nuntio from nuntius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pronounceverb

    to utter articulately; to speak out or distinctly; to utter, as words or syllables; to speak with the proper sound and accent as, adults rarely learn to pronounce a foreign language correctly

  2. Pronounceverb

    to utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death

  3. Pronounceverb

    to speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration

  4. Pronounceverb

    to declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud

  5. Pronounceverb

    to give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly

  6. Pronounceverb

    to make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence

  7. Pronouncenoun

    pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pronounce

    prō-nowns′, v.t. to make known by speaking: to utter with the proper sound and accent: to speak distinctly: to utter formally: to utter rhetorically: to declare.—v.i. to utter confidently: to utter words.—adjs. Pronounce′able, capable of being pronounced; Pronounced′, marked with emphasis: marked.—adv. Pronoun′cedly.—ns. Pronounce′ment, act of pronouncing: an announcement or proclamation; Pronoun′cer.—adjs. Pronoun′cing, Pronun′cial, giving or marking pronunciation.—n. Pronunciā′tion, act or mode of pronouncing: art of speaking distinctly and correctly: utterance. [Fr. prononcer—L. pronuntiārepro, forth, nunciāre, to announce—nuntius, a messenger.]

Editors Contribution

  1. pronounce

    To speak a word using sound

    Children learn easily the alphabet and words when they know how to pronounce the word

    Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2021  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'pronounce' in Verbs Frequency: #1019

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pronounce in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pronounce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pronounce in a Sentence

  1. Fadwa Tlaib:

    Even though people still may not understand my faith, I expose it in such an impactful way through public service, people still cannot pronounce my name, but they remember the things that I do for them.

  2. Jimmy Fallon:

    Do I pronounce it JEB! did Regis Philbin come up with this? Jeb! Jeb is running for President 2016! Jeb!

  3. Marla Maples:

    She couldn't pronounce my name, but she was asking me if I was Moola or whatever . . . and she just asked if I was the one who had been loving her husband for years. . . . I didn't want to scream, it was obvious she wasn't happy.

  4. Joseph Perrone:

    She’s well intentioned, but there’s a problem when she scares her readership by giving them misleading information, almost every chemical sounds dangerous when you pronounce it.

  5. Tom Emrich:

    When you compare Google Glass to the fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables, it’s easy to pronounce [it] as dead or not as successful.

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