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Definitions for pronunciation
prəˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃənpro·nun·ci·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pronunciationnoun

    the manner in which someone utters a word

    "they are always correcting my pronunciation"

  2. pronunciation, orthoepynoun

    the way a word or a language is customarily spoken

    "the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners"; "that is the correct pronunciation"


  1. pronunciationnoun

    The standard way in which a word is made to sound when spoken.

    What is the pronunciation of "hiccough"?

  2. pronunciationnoun

    The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking.

    His Italian pronunciation is terrible.

  3. Etymology: From pronuntiatio, noun of action from perfect passive participle pronuntiatus, from verb pronuntiare, from pro- for + nuntiare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pronunciationnoun

    The act or mode of utterance.

    Etymology: pronunciatio, from pronuncio, Lat. pronunciation, Fr.

    The design of speaking being to communicate our thoughts by ready, easy and graceful pronunciation, all kind of letters have been searched out, that were serviceable for the purpose. William Holder.

    It were easy to produce thousands of his verses, which are lame for want of half a foot, sometimes a whole one, and which no pronunciation can make otherwise. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pronunciationnoun

    the act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the pronunciation of syllables of words; distinct or indistinct pronunciation

  2. Pronunciationnoun

    the mode of uttering words or sentences

  3. Pronunciationnoun

    the art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly with propriety and gracefulness; -- now called delivery

  4. Etymology: [F. pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See Pronounce.]


  1. Pronunciation

    Pronunciation refers to the ability to use the correct stress, rhythm, and intonation of a word in a spoken language. A word can be spoken in different ways by various individuals or groups, depending on many factors, such as: the area in which they grew up, the area in which they now live, if they have a speech or voice disorder, their ethnic group, their social class, or their education.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pronunciation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pronunciation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of pronunciation in a Sentence

  1. Laney College:

    We are aware of the allegations of racist and xenophobic messages from a faculty member at our college with a student about the pronunciation of their name, we take these allegations seriously and immediately placed the faculty member on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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