Pronunciation is the way in which a word or a language is spoken. This may refer to generally agreed-upon sequences of sounds used in speaking a given word or language in a specific dialect (“correct pronunciation”), or simply the way a particular individual speaks a word or language.
A word can be spoken in different ways by various individuals or groups, depending on many factors, such as: the duration of the cultural exposure of their childhood, the location of their current residence, speech or voice disorders, their ethnic group, their social class, or their education.
To declare formally, officially or ceremoniously.
“I hereby pronounce you man and wife.”
To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.
“The doctor pronounced them legally dead.”
To pass judgment.
“The judge had pronounced often before, but never in front of such a crowd.”
To sound out (a word or phrase); to articulate.
To produce the components of speech.
“Actors must be able to pronounce perfectly or deliberately disabled.”
To sound like.
“The Icelandic double m|is|l in m|is|Eyjafjallajökull is pronounced tl.”
To read aloud.