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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 of pronounced
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.
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  • Otherwise leave them “unhonoured and unsung,” and unpronounced.

  • Here we have a pure 'Chippendale' book-plate of an unpronounced type.

    Book-Plates William J. Hardy
  • Comparatively weak and unpronounced are the features of urban life.

  • Cabbages and cradles for ever was the unpronounced cry of triumph with which he buoyed up his courage.

    Ayala's Angel Anthony Trollope
  • The dying lady looked unsatisfied, and some unpronounced words agitated her lips, as Constance entered unbidden, but most welcome.

    The Buccaneer Mrs. S. C. Hall
  • So many folk wear titles, as syllables in certain tongues wear accents—without them being mute, unnoticed, unpronounced.

    Four Weird Tales Algernon Blackwood
  • On my admission into hospital I was at first sent to the convalescent ward, a huge room devoted to light and unpronounced cases.

  • In Swedish and Danish there are the forms lille and liden; whilst in the neuter form, lidt, the d is unpronounced.

    The English Language Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for unpronounced

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
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Word Origin and History for unpronounced

pronounced

adj.

"spoken," 1570s, past participle adjective from pronounce (v.). Sense of "emphatic" is a figurative meaning first attested c.1730.

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