What does pronounce mean?

Definitions for pronounce
prəˈnaʊnspro·nounce

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pronounce.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say(verb)

    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, judge(verb)

    pronounce judgment on

    "They labeled him unfit to work here"

Wiktionary

  1. pronounce(Verb)

    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. pronounce(Verb)

    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. pronounce(Verb)

    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. pronounce(Verb)

    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. pronounce(Verb)

    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. pronounce(Verb)

    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. Pronounce(verb)

    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. Pronounce(verb)

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

  3. Pronounce(verb)

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

  4. Pronounce(verb)

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

  5. Pronounce(verb)

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

  6. Pronounce(verb)

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

  7. Pronounce(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    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. George Santayana:

    All living souls welcome whatsoever they are ready to cope with all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.

  2. Matthias Wivel:

    I guess we'll see. It's so unpredictable, it's hard to pronounce upon it, obviously it's a shadow over everything.

  3. John A. Rassias:

    Language study is a route to maturity. Indeed, in language study as in life, if a person is the same today as he was yesterday, it would be an act of mercy to pronounce him dead and to place him in a coffin, rather than in a classroom.

  4. Don DeLillo:

    I think it's only in a crisis that Americans see other people. It has to be an American crisis, of course. If two countries fight that do not supply the Americans with some precious commodity, then the education of the public does not take place. But when the dictator falls, when the oil is threatened, then you turn on the television and they tell you where the country is, what the language is, how to pronounce the names of the leaders, what the religion is all about, and maybe you can cut out recipes in the newspaper of Persian dishes.

  5. 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.

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