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enounce Line breaks: enounce
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnaʊns/

Definition of enounce in English:


[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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