Pronounce vs. Pronunciate

By Jaxson

  • Pronounce

    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.

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To declare formally, officially or ceremoniously.

    “I hereby pronounce you man and wife.”

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.

    “The doctor pronounced them legally dead.”

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To pass judgment.

    “The judge had pronounced often before, but never in front of such a crowd.”

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To sound out (a word or phrase); to articulate.

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To produce the components of speech.

    “Actors must be able to pronounce perfectly or deliberately disabled.”

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To sound like.

    “The Icelandic double m|is|l in m|is|Eyjafjallaj√∂kull is pronounced tl.”

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To read aloud.


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