Definition of pronounce in English:


Syllabification: pro·nounce
Pronunciation: /prəˈnouns


[with object]
  • 2Declare or announce, typically formally or solemnly: allow history to pronounce the verdict [with complement]: she was pronounced dead at the scene [with clause]: the doctors pronounced that he would never improve
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    • They were examined by a doctor but were pronounced dead at the scene.
    • A doctor who pronounced the man dead believes the cause of death was asphyxiation.
    • However, the Ukrainian was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor.
    announce, proclaim, declare, affirm, assert; judge, rule, decree
  • 2.1 [no object] (pronounce on) Pass judgment or make a decision on: the secretary of state will shortly pronounce on alternative measures
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    • Normally appellate judges pronounce on issues of law (for instance, wrong instructions given by the trial judge to the jury).
    • The same principle requires us to pronounce on the validity of executive action when it is challenged.
    • The absence of an economic aspect to the case at hand, therefore, also precluded the Court from pronouncing on the application of Article 10 of the Convention.



Pronunciation: /prəˌnounsəˈbilətē/
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  • Initially the proposal was to include all the counties of north Wales in a county to be called Gwynedd, a name acceptable because of its ‘historical associations as well as shortness and pronounceability’.


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  • It's a bit of a mouthful, and it doesn't form a pronounceable acronym, but there isn't a professional golfer out there who doesn't appreciate the weight that particular cluster of letters can carry.
  • As a matter of priority they were given Bulgarian names, with the proviso that they should be pronounceable by family and friends in Scotland.
  • Even made-up brand names need to look like words and need to be pronounceable, so this is particularly accurate.


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  • In actual fact, most spellers have advance knowledge of every word that head pronouncer Stephanie Stuart-Vanderburg will throw their way.


late Middle English: from Old French pronuncier, from Latin pronuntiare, from pro- 'out, forth' + nuntiare 'announce' (from nuntius 'messenger').

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