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pronounced

[pruh-nounst] /prəˈnaʊnst/
adjective
1.
strongly marked:
a pronounced fishy taste.
2.
clearly indicated:
a pronounced contrast.
3.
decided; unequivocal:
pronounced views.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; pronounce + -ed2
Related forms
pronouncedly
[pruh-noun-sid-lee, -nounst-lee] /prəˈnaʊn sɪd li, -ˈnaʊnst li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
pronouncedness, noun
unpronounced, adjective
well-pronounced, adjective
Synonyms
1. distinct, unmistakable.

pronounce

[pruh-nouns] /prəˈnaʊns/
verb (used with object), pronounced, pronouncing.
1.
to enunciate or articulate (sounds, words, sentences, etc.).
2.
to utter or sound in a particular manner in speaking:
He pronounces his words indistinctly.
3.
to utter or articulate in the accepted or correct manner:
I can't pronounce this word.
4.
to declare (a person or thing) to be as specified:
She pronounced it the best salmon she had ever tasted.
5.
to utter or deliver formally or solemnly:
to pronounce sentence.
6.
to announce authoritatively or officially:
The judge pronounced the defendant guilty.
7.
to indicate the pronunciation of (words) by providing a phonetic transcription:
This dictionary pronounces most of the words entered.
verb (used without object), pronounced, pronouncing.
8.
to pronounce words, phrases, etc.
9.
to make a statement or assertion, especially an authoritative statement (often followed by on):
He was required to pronounce on the findings of his research.
10.
to give an opinion or decision (usually followed by on):
to pronounce on an important matter.
11.
to indicate the pronunciation of words:
a spelling book that pronounces.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English pronouncen < Middle French prononcier < Latin prōnūntiāre to proclaim, announce, recite, utter. See pro-1, announce
Related forms
pronounceable, adjective
pronounceableness, noun
pronouncer, noun
prepronounce, verb (used with object), prepronounced, prepronouncing.
unpronounceable, adjective
unpronouncing, adjective
Can be confused
announce, enunciate, pronounce (see synonym study at announce)
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Examples for pronounced
  • He was pronounced dead at the hospital an hour later.
  • With a pronounced crunch, one bumper smashed into another.
  • The soup had an author, who tasted it and pronounced it good.
  • Early last year, many commentators pronounced the monster dormant, if not definitively deceased.
  • One molt per year, but seasonal variation pronounced.
  • It was heavily personalized by the author and his final judgment pronounced.
  • Decker has to fill in missing letters to three letter words after hearing the word pronounced.
  • The nation has pronounced its dedication to increasing college-degree attainment.
  • But lately the symptoms of schizophrenia have grown more pronounced.
  • Such effects are more pronounced in females than males, as males start out with estrogen but lose the hormone as they develop.
British Dictionary definitions for pronounced

pronounced

/prəˈnaʊnst/
adjective
1.
strongly marked or indicated
2.
(of a sound) articulated with vibration of the vocal cords; voiced
Derived Forms
pronouncedly (prəˈnaʊnsɪdlɪ) adverb

pronounce

/prəˈnaʊns/
verb
1.
to utter or articulate (a sound or sequence of sounds)
2.
(transitive) to utter or articulate (sounds or words) in the correct way
3.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to proclaim officially and solemnly I now pronounce you man and wife
4.
(when transitive, may take a clause as object) to declare as one's judgment to pronounce the death sentence upon someone
5.
(transitive) to make a phonetic transcription of (sounds or words)
Derived Forms
pronounceable, adjective
pronouncer, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin prōnuntiāre to announce, from pro-1 + nuntiāre to announce
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Word Origin and History for pronounced
pronounce
early 14c., "to utter, declare officially," from O.Fr. pronuncier (late 13c.), from L.L. pronunciare, from L. pronuntiare "to proclaim, announce, pronounce," from pro- "forth, out, in public" + nuntiare "announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). With ref. to the mode of sounding words or languages, it is attested from c.1620 (but cf. pronunciation in this sense early 15c.). Pronounced, with the fig. meaning "emphatic," first attested c.1730.
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