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[ih-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n] /ɪˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or manner of enunciating.
2.
utterance or pronunciation.
3.
a formal announcement or statement:
the enunciation of a doctrine.
Origin of enunciation
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin ēnūntiātiōn- (stem of ēnūntiātiō). See enunciate, -ion
Related forms
nonenunciation, noun
reenunciation, noun
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  • She held them there in their preliminary position of enunciation, pursed and wrinkled, like the tied end of a sausage-link.

    The Bondboy George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • His enunciation would have been almost totally unintelligible to a stranger.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • Something in the enunciation puzzled Karyl with a hint of the familiar.

    The Lighted Match Charles Neville Buck
  • Her carriage is excellent, and her enunciation is perfectly clear.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • You admire the limpidity of his thought, the purity of his enunciation, and your own knowledge of a tongue so recently acquired.

    The King of Alsander James Elroy Flecker
  • The Philadelphian is quite as marked in tone and enunciation.

  • Hardly could he rally his tongue to the enunciation of a single platitude even of the most obviously staring sort.

    The Far Horizon Lucas Malet
  • What was the slight peculiarity of her enunciation, when she read?

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The enunciation of the greatest dogmas did not prevent his anti-theological temper bursting forth.

    Toilers of the Sea Victor Hugo
  • His enunciation was peculiarly pure, and I doubt not that he was a gentleman born.

    Just Irish Charles Battell Loomis
Word Origin and History for enunciation
n.

1550s, "declaration," from Latin enuntiationem (nominative enuntiatio) "enunciation, declaration," noun of action from past participle stem of enuntiare (see enunciate). Meaning "articulation of words" is from 1750.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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