Definition of enounce in English:


Line breaks: enounce
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnaʊns


[with object] rare
  • 1Utter or pronounce (words): hers was the only voice able to enounce words that reached his ears
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    • At his command the chorister enounced the prophet's song.
    • The student should be able to enounce these sounds independently.
    • Gone are the days of beheading royalty and treason for enouncing the monarch's name.
  • 1.1State (a proposition, theory, etc.) in definite terms: the principles enounced in his Notes On Cinematography
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    • Wordsworth's theory was perhaps not enounced with perfect clearness.
    • The proposition is incontestable yet incompletely enounced.
    • The antecedent comprises the two propositions, the one of which enounces the general rule.


early 19th century: from French énoncer, from Latin enuntiare (see enunciate).

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