pronounce: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pru-nouns'), [key]
— v., -nounced, -nounc•ing.
- to enunciate or articulate (sounds, words, sentences, etc.).
- to utter or sound in a particular manner in speaking: He pronounces his words indistinctly.
- to utter or articulate in the accepted or correct manner: I can't pronounce this word.
- to declare (a person or thing) to be as specified: She pronounced it the best salmon she had ever tasted.
- to utter or deliver formally or solemnly: to pronounce sentence.
- to announce authoritatively or officially: The judge pronounced the defendant guilty.
- to indicate the pronunciation of (words) by providing a phonetic transcription: This dictionary pronounces most of the words entered.
- to pronounce words, phrases, etc.
- to make a statement or assertion, esp. an authoritative statement (often fol. by on): He was required to pronounce on the findings of his research.
- to give an opinion or decision (usually fol. by on): to pronounce on an important matter.
- to indicate the pronunciation of words: a spelling book that pronounces.
- pronounce (Thesaurus)