American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To use the organs of speech to make heard (a word or speech sound); utter.
- v. To say clearly, correctly, or in a given manner: learning to pronounce French; pronounced my name wrong.
- v. To represent (a word) in phonetic symbols.
- v. To declare officially or formally: pronounced the legislature to be in session; was pronounced dead on arrival.
- v. To say words; speak.
- v. To declare one's opinion; make a pronouncement: pronouncing on the issues of the day.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To declare; make known; announce; proclaim.
- To form or articulate by the organs of speech; utter articulately; speak; utter; specifically, to give a word its due recognized sound in uttering it.
- To utter formally, officially, or solemnly.
- To speak or utter rhetorically; deliver: as, to pronounce an oration.
- To declare or affirm.
- Synonyms Enunciate, Deliver, etc. See utter.
- To speak with confidence or authority; make declaration; utter an opinion; declare one's self.
- To utter words; specifically, to articulate words correctly.
- n. Pronunciation; declaration.
- v. transitive To formally declare, officially or ceremoniously.
- v. intransitive To pass judgment.
- v. transitive To sound out (a) word(s).
- v. intransitive To produce the components of speech.
- v. transitive To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.
- v. transitive To read aloud.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To utter articulately; to speak out or distinctly; to utter, as words or syllables; to speak with the proper sound and accent .
- v. To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence.
- v. To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite.
- v. To declare or affirm
- v. To give a pronunciation; to articulate.
- v. rare To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence.
- n. obsolete Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation.
- v. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
- v. pronounce judgment on
- Recorded since c.1330, "to utter, declare officially", from Old French pronuncier, from Latin prōnūntiō, itself from prō- ("forth, out, in public") + nūntiō ("I announce") from nūntius ("messenger"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English pronouncen, from Old French prononcier, from Latin prōnūntiāre : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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