From Middle English pronunciacioun, from Middle French prononciation, pronunciation, from Latin prōnūntiātiō, noun of action from perfect passive participle prōnūntiātus, from verb prōnūntiāre (“proclaim”), from prō- (“for”) + nūntiāre (“announce”). Doublet of pronuntiatio.
- enPR: prə-nŭn'-sē-ā′-shən, IPA(key): /pɹəˌnʌn.siˈeɪ.ʃən/, [pʰɹəˌnʌn.siˈeɪ.ʃən]
- (UK) IPA(key): /prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃn/
- enPR: prə-noun'-sē-ā′-shən IPA(key): /pɹəˌnaʊn.siˈeɪ.ʃən/ (common but proscribed, corresponding to the misspelling pronounciation)
- (obsolete) enPR: prə-nŭn'-shē-ā′-shən, IPA(key): /pɹəˌnʌn.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/, /pɹəˌnʌn.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃʌn/
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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- Hyphenation: pro‧nun‧ci‧a‧tion
- (countable) The formal or informal way in which a word is made to sound when spoken.
- What is the pronunciation of "hiccough"?
- (uncountable) The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking.
- His Italian pronunciation is terrible.
- (countable) The act of pronouncing or uttering a vocable.
- 1831, Thomas Oughton, James Thomas Law, Forms of Ecclesiastical Law, page 62:
- The second part is the sentence, which is the judge's pronunciation upon a cause depending between two in controversy.
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pronunciation (plural pronunciationes)
- (proclamation): pronunciamento
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pronunciation f (plural pronunciations)
- oration; speech; talk (act of expressing a message verbally)
- pronunciation; pronouncement (of a verdict)