Definition of enunciate in English:


Line breaks: enun¦ci|ate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnʌnsɪeɪt


[with object]



Pronunciation: /-ˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • The student, standing up, would have the next minute to say the poem, with perfect pronunciation and enunciation, without mistake or face the prospect of laps.
  • So wouldn't it be nice if all teachers were tested to demonstrate their competency in English enunciation and pronunciation so they could pass it on to their charges.
  • The training must include intense and particular attention to pronunciation, intonation and enunciation.


Pronunciation: /-sɪətɪv/
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  • What I would say is that he has lost the enunciative function with respect to what is news and how it is shown.
  • He stares at the camera, neither smiling nor frowning, a flaccid ageing man who, like the worst of the abuses of enunciative function, fails to speak - either confessionally or as insane - its own evil.
  • Once, when two passed into many, a shifting ruse claimed heritage, when clandestine revolution offered a way to dwell in enunciative loveliness, liquid, accelerated speech.


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  • In his own way, he is the best lyricist, alliterator and enunciator out there in hip-hop music.
  • The truth is that the enunciators of the floating island theory have failed to face very obvious possibilities that make the doctrine quite impracticable when tested by the actualities of life on board ship and ashore.
  • In some communions the clergy are the sole enunciators of Scripture.


mid 16th century (as enunciation): from Latin enuntiat- 'announced clearly', from the verb enuntiare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + nuntiare 'announce' (from nuntius 'messenger').

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