Pronounging
Pronounce Pro*nounce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pronounced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pronounging}.] [F. prononcer, L. pronunciare; pro before, forth + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce. See {Announce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To utter articulately; to speak out or distinctly; to utter, as words or syllables; to speak with the proper sound and accent as, adults rarely learn to pronounce a foreign language correctly. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death. [1913 Webster]

Sternly he pronounced The rigid interdiction. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration. [1913 Webster]

Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud. [1913 Webster]

The God who hallowed thee and blessed, Pronouncing thee all good. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To deliver; utter; speak. See {Deliver}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pronounce — Pro*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pronounced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pronounging}.] [F. prononcer, L. pronunciare; pro before, forth + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce. See {Announce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To utter articulately; to speak out or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pronounced — Pronounce Pro*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pronounced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pronounging}.] [F. prononcer, L. pronunciare; pro before, forth + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce. See {Announce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To utter articulately; to speak out or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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