English edit

Etymology edit

From Latin ēnuntiātus, past participle of ēnuntiō (to report, declare), from ē- + nūntiō (to report).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈnʌnsiˌeɪt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: e‧nun‧ci‧ate
  • Homophone: annunciate

Verb edit

enunciate (third-person singular simple present enunciates, present participle enunciating, simple past and past participle enunciated)

  1. (transitive) To make a definite or systematic statement of.
  2. To announce, proclaim.
    • 1829, Reverend James Marsh, Preface to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Aids to Reflection (originally published 1825)
      the terms in which he enunciates the great doctrines of the gospel
  3. (transitive) To articulate, pronounce.
    You must enunciate all the syllables.
  4. (intransitive) To make sounds clearly.
    Enunciate when you speak.

Usage notes edit

Do not confuse enunciate (to speak clearly) with annunciate (to announce).

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Etymology 1 edit

Verb edit


  1. inflection of enunciare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2 edit

Participle edit

enunciate f pl

  1. feminine plural of enunciato

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Latin edit

Participle edit


  1. vocative masculine singular of ēnunciātus

Spanish edit

Verb edit


  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of enunciar combined with te