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Pronounce meaning

pronounce - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. To utter articulately; to speak out or distinctly; to utter, as words or syllables; to speak with the proper sound and accent as, adults rarely learn to pronounce a foreign language correctly.
  2. 2. To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death.
  3. 3. To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration.
  4. 4. To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud.
  5. 5. To give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly.
  6. 6. To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence.
  7. 7. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation.
  8. 8. Pronunciation.
  9. 9. To utter; speak.

pronounce - examples of usage

  1. I pronounce the boy dead, and no power on earth can bring him round again. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. It is a characteristic by which we may pronounce with safety. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. As no complaint lies against the cross, in our time, we may suppose it suitable for the purpose; and I know none but its prisoners that pronounce against it. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
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