from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To use the organs of speech to make heard (a word or speech sound); utter.
- transitive v. To say clearly, correctly, or in a given manner: learning to pronounce French; pronounced my name wrong.
- transitive v. To represent (a word) in phonetic symbols.
- transitive v. To declare officially or formally: pronounced the legislature to be in session; was pronounced dead on arrival.
- intransitive v. To say words; speak.
- intransitive v. To declare one's opinion; make a pronouncement: pronouncing on the issues of the day.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To formally declare, officially or ceremoniously.
- v. To pass judgment.
- v. To sound out (a) word(s).
- v. To produce the components of speech.
- v. To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.
- v. To read aloud.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To utter articulately; to speak out or distinctly; to utter, as words or syllables; to speak with the proper sound and accent .
- transitive v. To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence.
- transitive v. To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite.
- transitive v. To declare or affirm
- intransitive v. To give a pronunciation; to articulate.
- intransitive v. To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence.
- n. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
- v. pronounce judgment on
Even those of us who (at least more-or-less) pronounce the Spanish words properly (meaning well enough that the average Spanish speaker understands us) will never lose our accents.
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Listen to my son, Max, pronounce the French word livre d'or and the following example sentence:
I think that in the context of Coleman's motion, my explanation is at least plausible; whereas Eric's "plain English" pronounce is really nothing more than a very snarky, fully unsupportable, dumb-ass remark that does little to help anyone understand maneuvering now taking place between the Franken and Coleman legal teams.
Cook, that the natives could pronounce most of the English words with great ease.
I used Chinese words to help me pronounce the English words, like I'd done to learn the French ballet terms, but they sounded ridiculously Chinglish and I really had no idea how I would make myself understood.