Pronounce

Definition of Pronounce

Pro`nounce´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Pronounced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pronounging .]
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.To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death.
3.To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration.
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you.
- Shak.
4.To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud.
The God who hallowed thee and blessed,
Pronouncing thee all good.
- Keble.
v. i.1.To give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly.
2.To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence.
n.1.Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation.

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