American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To pronounce; articulate.
- v. To state or set forth precisely or systematically: enunciate a doctrine.
- v. To announce; proclaim.
- v. To pronounce words; speak aloud.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter, as words or syllables; pronounce: used especially with reference to manner: as, he enunciates his words distinctly.
- To declare deliberately or in set terms; proclaim distinctly; announce; state: as, to enunciate a proposition.
- Synonyms Articulate, etc. See utter, v.
- To utter words or syllables: used especially with reference to manner: as, he enunciates distinctly.
- v. transitive : To make a definite or systematic statement of.
- v. To announce, proclaim.
- v. transitive To articulate, pronounce.
- v. intransitive To make sounds clearly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make a formal statement of; to announce; to proclaim; to declare, as a truth.
- v. To make distinctly audible; to utter articulately; to pronounce.
- v. To utter words or syllables articulately.
- v. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
- v. express or state clearly
- Latin enuntiatus, past participle of enuntio to report, declare, from e- + nuntio to report (Wiktionary)
- Latin ēnūntiāre, ēnūntiāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He insisted there was no such word in Spanish as "enunciate" or "enunciation".”
“The teacher might encourage the student to "enunciate" more clearly.”
“And, as importantly, he has to enunciate clearly what he is not asking that the government be allowed to do.”
“His attempts in his first year in office to enunciate key principles but leave the nuts-and-bolts drafting of legislation to Congress were understandable, but such an approach hasn't worked with health care.”
“ This is interpreted by many to mean that those who open their mouths and enunciate get what they want are treated less cavalierly than others who do not speak up.”
“No one has wanted to turn the page on Iraq more than Obama, but as president and commander in chief, he could not enunciate his true feelings about that chapter in American history.”
“GROSS: One difference I've noticed, I think the Broadway singers enunciate more clearly than you do.”
“So, there's a lot of words that you can make rhyme when you just - if you enunciate them right.”
“A lot of it has to do with enunciation, the way you enunciate a word.”
“The speech recognition is very good, you don't necessarily need to enunciate perfectly, as long as you say the right commands (or come close).”
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