pronounce Definition

  • 1to make the sound of a word or letter with your voice
  • 2to say or declare officially and formally

Using pronounce: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pronounce" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Can you pronounce this word for me?

  • Example

    She pronounced her name very clearly.

  • Example

    The judge pronounced the defendant guilty.

  • Example

    The doctor pronounced him dead on arrival.

pronounce Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for pronounce

Phrases with pronounce

  • difficult to say correctly


    Her last name is hard to pronounce.

  • well-pronounced

    said clearly and correctly


    He has a well-pronounced accent.

  • to declare the punishment for a crime


    The judge will pronounce sentence next week.

Origins of pronounce

from Old French 'pronuncier', from Latin 'pronuntiare', from 'pro-' (forth) + 'nuntiare' (announce)


Summary: pronounce in Brief

The verb 'pronounce' [prəˈnaʊns] means to articulate or say a word or letter correctly, or to declare something officially and formally. It can be used in phrases like 'hard to pronounce' and 'well-pronounced,' and in legal contexts like 'pronounce sentence.'

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