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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
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin ēnūntiātiōn- (stem of ēnūntiātiō). See enunciate, -ion
Related forms
nonenunciation, noun
reenunciation, noun
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  • Every word counts with them and there is nothing slipshod in the enunciation.
  • It was emotion layered on dialect layered on perfect enunciation.
  • The elucidators of this fantasy could make it more interesting if their enunciation were clearer.
  • The choir's projection and enunciation were unusually clear.
  • The emperor's voice was high pitched and his enunciation stilted.
  • But the glories of her dancing are primarily in her upper body: her lower-body rhythm is clear but soft in enunciation.
  • Talk about exquisite enunciation plus facial expressions and those lovely rolled r's.
  • It is as intelligible in its simple enunciation as it can be made.
  • But if the release entails a loss of enunciation-of our higher powers-it may not be such a good bargain.
  • One of the problems in locating it is the absence of a coherent sphere of enunciation.
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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