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pronouncement

[pruh-nouns-muh nt] /prəˈnaʊns mənt/
noun
1.
a formal or authoritative statement.
2.
an opinion or decision.
3.
act of pronouncing.
Origin of pronouncement
1585-1595
1585-95; pronounce + -ment
Related forms
prepronouncement, noun
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  • This was the pronouncement towards which she had been leading.

    The Zeppelin's Passenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Never, to the last hour of my life, shall I forget the effect of that pronouncement.

  • The pronouncement is less meaningful than it might appear, however, because the industry started from very little.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • This pronouncement embodies the sentiments of every Nationalist Irishman.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Mormon's pronouncement that the town, after its long desertion, had automatically refunctioned, was not far wrong.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for pronouncement

pronouncement

/prəˈnaʊnsmənt/
noun
1.
an official or authoritative statement or announcement
2.
the act of pronouncing, declaring, or uttering formally
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Word Origin and History for pronouncement
n.

1590s, from pronounce + -ment.

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