Pronounce vs Enunciate what difference

what is difference between Pronounce and Enunciate

English

Etymology

Recorded since c.1330 as Middle English pronouncen (to utter, declare officially), from Old French prononcier, from Latin prōnūntiō, itself from prō- (forth, out, in public) + nūntiō (I announce) from nūntius (messenger).

Pronunciation

  • (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɹəˈnaʊns/
  • Rhymes: -aʊns

Verb

pronounce (third-person singular simple present pronounces, present participle pronouncing, simple past and past participle pronounced)

  1. (transitive) To declare formally, officially or ceremoniously.
  2. (transitive) To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.
    1. (transitive) To pronounce dead.
      • 2015, April 30, Carol H. Allan, David R. Fowler (medical examiners), Freddie Gray autopsy: excerpt from the report, published in The Baltimore Sun, June 24, 2015
        Despite resuscitative efforts, Mr. Gray was pronounced on 4/19/2015.
  3. (intransitive) To pass judgment.
  4. (transitive) To sound out (a word or phrase); to articulate.
    • 1869, Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, page 182:
      They spell it “Vinci” and pronounce it “Vinchy”. Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.
    1. (in passive) To sound like.
  5. (intransitive) To produce the components of speech.
  6. (transitive) To read aloud.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • pronouncement
  • pronunciation

Translations

Anagrams

  • couponner


English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Verb

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.

Related terms

  • enunciable
  • enunciation
  • enunciator

Translations


Italian

Verb

enunciate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of enunciare
  2. second-person plural imperative of enunciare
  3. second-person plural present subjunctive of enunciare
  4. feminine plural of enunciato

Anagrams

  • incuneate

Latin

Participle

ēnunciāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ēnunciātus

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