Pronunciation vs. Enunciation

By Jaxson

  • Pronunciation

    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.

  • Pronunciation (noun)

    The formal or informal way in which a word is made to sound when spoken.

    “What is the pronunciation of “hiccough”?”

  • Pronunciation (noun)

    The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking.

    “His Italian pronunciation is terrible.”

  • Pronunciation (noun)

    The act of pronouncing or uttering something.

  • Enunciation (noun)

    The act of enunciating, announcing, proclaiming, or making known; open attestation; declaration.

    “It was time for the enunciation of an important truth.”

  • Enunciation (noun)

    Mode of utterance or pronunciation, especially as regards fullness and distinctness or articulation.

    “She speaks with an impressively clear enunciation.”

  • Enunciation (noun)

    That which is enunciated or announced; words in which a proposition is expressed; formal declaration


  • Pronunciation (noun)

    the way in which a word is pronounced

    “similar pronunciations are heard in Ulster”

    “spelling does not determine pronunciation”

Oxford Dictionary

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