enunciate

(redirected from enunciating)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.
Related to enunciating: Enunciatory

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 ?
Some authors look at it merely as a scheme for arranging together those living objects which are most alike, and for separating those which are most unlike; or as an artificial means for enunciating, as briefly as possible, general propositions,--that is, by one sentence to give the characters common, for instance, to all mammals, by another those common to all carnivora, by another those common to the dog-genus, and then by adding a single sentence, a full description is given of each kind of dog.
Let us now consider the rules followed in classification, and the difficulties which are encountered on the view that classification either gives some unknown plan of creation, or is simply a scheme for enunciating general propositions and of placing together the forms most like each other.
Mrs Bangham, expert in sudden device, with one hand fanned the patient with a cabbage leaf, and with the other set traps of vinegar and sugar in gallipots; at the same time enunciating sentiments of an encouraging and congratulatory nature, adapted to the occasion.
Tom, as you have observed, was never an exception among boys for ease of address; but the difficulty of enunciating a monosyllable in reply to Mr.