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Definition of Pronounce


  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.
  4. To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud.
  5. To give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly.
  6. To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence.
  7. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation.

Pronounce Quotations

Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
William Cowper

I couldn't pronounce Arnold Schwarzenegger, so I called him Balloon Belly.
Joe Gold

English people don't have very good diction. In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly, and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
Vivien Leigh

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Benjamin Franklin

Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.
Marilyn vos Savant
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Pronounce Translations

pronounce in Danish is udtale
pronounce in Dutch is uitspreken
pronounce in Italian is espresso
pronounce in Latin is denuntio
pronounce in Portuguese is pronuncie
pronounce in Spanish is pronunciar
pronounce in Swedish is avkunna, uttala
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