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Definition of pronounce

What is the definition of "pronounce"?
  • pro•nounceverb-transitive
  • 1. To use the organs of speech to make heard (a word or speech sound); utter.
    2. To say clearly, correctly, or in a given manner: learning to pronounce French; pronounced my name wrong.
    3. To represent (a word) in phonetic symbols.
    4. To declare officially or formally: pronounced the legislature to be in session; was pronounced dead on arrival.


  • pro•nounceverb-intransitive
  • 1. To say words; speak.


Use "pronounce" in a sentence
  • "Even those of us who (at least more-or-less) pronounce the Spanish words properly (meaning well enough that the average Spanish speaker understands us) will never lose our accents."

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    "AUDIO FILE: Listen to Jean-Marc pronounce the French word "gâteau" and read today's example sentence: Download Gateau Download Gateau"

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  • Spanish: pronounce
  • German: pronounce
  • French: pronounce
  • Mandarin: pronounce
  • Japanese: pronounce

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