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PRONOUNCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pronounce mean? 

PRONOUNCE (verb)
  The verb PRONOUNCE has 2 senses:

1. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
2. pronounce judgment on

  Familiarity information: PRONOUNCE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRONOUNCE (verb)


Sense 1pronounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

enounce; enunciate; pronounce; sound out; articulate; say

Context examples:

She pronounces French words in a funny way / I cannot say 'zip wire' / Can the child sound out this complicated word?

"Pronounce" entails doing...:

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pronounce"):

drawl (lengthen and slow down or draw out)

labialise; labialize; round (pronounce with rounded lips)

lisp (speak with a lisp)

accent; accentuate; stress (put stress on; utter with an accent)

vocalise; vocalize; vowelise; vowelize (pronounce as a vowel)

click (produce a click)

trill (pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme 'r')

sibilate (pronounce with an initial sibilant)

flap (pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds)

explode (cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/)

syllabise; syllabize (utter with distinct articulation of each syllable)

subvocalise; subvocalize (articulate without making audible sounds)

twang (pronounce with a nasal twang)

devoice (utter with tense vocal chords)

raise (pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth)

lilt (articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way)

palatalise; palatalize (pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate)

nasalise; nasalize (speak nasally or through the nose)

mispronounce; misspeka (pronounce a word incorrectly)

aspirate (pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds)

sound; vocalise; vocalize; voice (utter with vibrating vocal chords)

retroflex (articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate)

roll (pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2pronounce [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pronounce judgment on

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

pronounce; label; judge

Context example:

They labeled him unfit to work here

Hypernyms (to "pronounce" is one way to...):

adjudge; declare; hold (declare to be)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "pronounce"):

acquit; assoil; clear; discharge; exculpate; exonerate (pronounce not guilty of criminal charges)

intonate; intone (speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone)

disqualify (declare unfit)

qualify (pronounce fit or able)

find; rule (decide on and make a declaration about)

tout (advertize in strongly positive terms)

nasalise; nasalize (pronounce with a lowered velum)

convict (find or declare guilty)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s somebody something


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