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e·nun·ci·ate

 (ĭ-nŭn′sē-āt′)
v. e·nun·ci·at·ed, e·nun·ci·at·ing, e·nun·ci·ates
v.tr.
1. To pronounce; articulate.
2. To state or set forth precisely or systematically: enunciate a doctrine.
3. To announce; proclaim.
v.intr.
To pronounce words; speak aloud.

[Latin ēnūntiāre, ēnūntiāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).]

e·nun′ci·a·ble (-ə-bəl) adj.
e·nun′ci·a′tion n.
e·nun′ci·a′tive (-sē-ā′tĭv, -sē-ə-tĭv) adj.
e·nun′ci·a′tive·ly adv.
e·nun′ci·a′tor n.

enunciate

(ɪˈnʌnsɪˌeɪt)
vb
1. (Rhetoric) to articulate or pronounce (words), esp clearly and distinctly
2. (tr) to state precisely or formally
[C17: from Latin ēnuntiāre to declare, from nuntiāre to announce, from nuntius messenger]
eˌnunciˈation n
eˈnunciative, eˈnunciatory adj
eˈnunciatively adv
eˈnunciˌator n

e•nun•ci•ate

(ɪˈnʌn siˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to utter or pronounce, esp. in an articulate or a particular manner: to enunciate the words clearly.
2. to state or declare definitely, as a theory.
3. to announce or proclaim.
v.i.
4. to pronounce words, esp. in an articulate manner.
[1615–25; < Latin ēnūntiātus (past participle of ēnūntiāre) =ē- e- + nūnti(us) messenger, message + -ātus -ate1]
e•nun′ci•a•ble, adj.
e•nun`ci•a′tion, n.
e•nun′ci•a`tor, n.

enunciate

- Derives from Latin nuntius, "messenger."
See also related terms for messenger.

enunciate


Past participle: enunciated
Gerund: enunciating

Imperative
enunciate
enunciate
Present
I enunciate
you enunciate
he/she/it enunciates
we enunciate
you enunciate
they enunciate
Preterite
I enunciated
you enunciated
he/she/it enunciated
we enunciated
you enunciated
they enunciated
Present Continuous
I am enunciating
you are enunciating
he/she/it is enunciating
we are enunciating
you are enunciating
they are enunciating
Present Perfect
I have enunciated
you have enunciated
he/she/it has enunciated
we have enunciated
you have enunciated
they have enunciated
Past Continuous
I was enunciating
you were enunciating
he/she/it was enunciating
we were enunciating
you were enunciating
they were enunciating
Past Perfect
I had enunciated
you had enunciated
he/she/it had enunciated
we had enunciated
you had enunciated
they had enunciated
Future
I will enunciate
you will enunciate
he/she/it will enunciate
we will enunciate
you will enunciate
they will enunciate
Future Perfect
I will have enunciated
you will have enunciated
he/she/it will have enunciated
we will have enunciated
you will have enunciated
they will have enunciated
Future Continuous
I will be enunciating
you will be enunciating
he/she/it will be enunciating
we will be enunciating
you will be enunciating
they will be enunciating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enunciating
you have been enunciating
he/she/it has been enunciating
we have been enunciating
you have been enunciating
they have been enunciating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enunciating
you will have been enunciating
he/she/it will have been enunciating
we will have been enunciating
you will have been enunciating
they will have been enunciating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enunciating
you had been enunciating
he/she/it had been enunciating
we had been enunciating
you had been enunciating
they had been enunciating
Conditional
I would enunciate
you would enunciate
he/she/it would enunciate
we would enunciate
you would enunciate
they would enunciate
Past Conditional
I would have enunciated
you would have enunciated
he/she/it would have enunciated
we would have enunciated
you would have enunciated
they would have enunciated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enunciate - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
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; "raise your `o'"
lilt - articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way
palatalise, palatalize - pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
nasalise, nasalize - pronounce with a lowered velum; "She nasalizes all her vowels"
nasalise, nasalize - speak nasally or through the nose; "In this part of the country, people tend to nasalize"
mispronounce, misspeak - pronounce a word incorrectly; "She mispronounces many Latinate words"
aspirate - pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds
vocalize, voice, vocalise, sound - utter with vibrating vocal chords
retroflex - articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate; "Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants"
subvocalise, subvocalize - articulate without making audible sounds; "she was reading to herself and merely subvocalized"
syllabise, syllabize - utter with distinct articulation of each syllable; "The poet syllabized the verses he read"
drawl - lengthen and slow down or draw out; "drawl one's vowels"
labialise, labialize, round - pronounce with rounded lips
lisp - speak with a lisp
accent, accentuate, stress - put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
vowelise, vowelize, vocalise, vocalize - pronounce as a vowel; "between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized"
click - produce a click; "Xhosa speakers click"
trill - pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'; "Some speakers trill their r's"
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/
roll - pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"
2.enunciate - express or state clearlyenunciate - express or state clearly    
say, state, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"

enunciate

verb
1. pronounce, say, speak, voice, sound, utter, articulate, vocalize, enounce (formal) She enunciated each word slowly and carefully.
2. state, declare, proclaim, pronounce, publish, promulgate, propound He was always ready to enunciate his views to anyone who would listen.

enunciate

verb
1. To produce or make (speech sounds):
2. To declare by way of a systematic statement:
Translations
يُعْلِن ، يَلْفُظ بِوُضوح
artikulereudtale
ääntäälausua
bera fram
aiškus tarimas
skaidri izrunāt
söylemektelâffuz etmek

enunciate

[ɪˈnʌnsɪeɪt] VT [+ word, sound] → pronunciar, articular; [+ theory, idea] → enunciar

enunciate

[ɪˈnʌnsieɪt]
vt
[+ word] → prononcer
[+ thought, idea, plan] → énoncer, exposer
viarticuler

enunciate

vtiartikulieren

enunciate

[ɪˈnʌnsɪeɪt] vt (words) → articolare, pronunciare; (sound) → articolare; (theory, idea) → enunciare, esporre

enunciate

(iˈnansieit) verb
to pronounce clearly and distinctly. He carefully enunciated each syllable of the word.
eˌnunciˈation noun
References in classic literature ?
He spoke simply, and utterly without emotion; with the manner of a teacher setting forth to a group of scholars an axiom in geometry, he would enunciate such propositions as made the hair of an ordinary person rise on end.
Observing that the conversation grew lively, she simply thought that she was not so stupid as she was,--the result being that she settled down into her ignorance with some complacency; she lost her timidity, and acquired a self-possession which gave to her "speeches" something of the solemnity with which the British enunciate their patriotic absurdities,--the self-conceit of stupidity, as it may be called.
If he had stayed half an hour then Miss Bordereau was still alive: it could not have taken so much time as that to enunciate the contrary.
With features strained hard to enunciate the syllables they continued to regard the centre of the flickering fire, the notes of the youngest straying over into the pauses of the rest.
Thus, in order to enunciate here only summarily, a law which it would require volumes to develop: in the high Orient, the cradle of primitive times, after Hindoo architecture came Phoenician architecture, that opulent mother of Arabian architecture; in antiquity, after Egyptian architecture, of which Etruscan style and cyclopean monuments are but one variety, came Greek architecture (of which the Roman style is only a continuation), surcharged with the Carthaginian dome; in modern times, after Romanesque architecture came Gothic architecture.
Again she seemed to immerse herself in that atmosphere of contemplative eternity, and so strangely did it affect me that I should not have been surprised to have awaked a century or so later and found her just beginning to enunciate her reply--
Of course this is allegorical, and Teufelsdrockh is really Carlyle, who, sheltering himself under the disguise, and accepting only editorial responsibility, is enabled to narrate his own spiritual struggles and to enunciate his deepest convictions, sometimes, when they are likely to offend his readers, with a pretense of disapproval.
He goes on to enunciate the general principle "that all our simple ideas in their first appearance are derived from simple impressions, which are correspondent to them, and which they exactly represent"
Unfortunately, in two of the rulings, it did not enunciate a clear principle for this conclusion.
A literal application of the principle they enunciate may put impossible burdens on taxpayers in today's economy.