Pronunciation
Pronunciation Pro*nun`ci*a"tion (?; 277), n. [F. pronunciation, L. pronunciatio. See {Pronounce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of uttering with articulation; the act of giving the proper sound and accent; utterance; as, the pronunciation of syllables of words; distinct or indistinct pronunciation. [1913 Webster]

2. The mode of uttering words or sentences. [1913 Webster]

3. (Rhet.) The art of manner of uttering a discourse publicly with propriety and gracefulness; -- now called {delivery}. --J. Q. Adams. [1913 Webster]


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