Also found in: Thesaurus.
tr.v. e·nounced, e·nounc·ing, e·nounc·es
1. To declare formally; state.
2. To pronounce clearly; enunciate.
[From French énoncer, from Latin ēnūntiāre, to speak out; see enunciate.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. to enunciate
2. to pronounce
[C19: from French énoncer, from Latin ēnuntiāre enunciate]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v.t. e•nounced, e•nounc•ing.
1. to utter or pronounce, as words; enunciate.
2. to announce, declare, or proclaim.
3. to state definitely, as a proposition.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: enounced
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||enounce - 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
nasalise, nasalize - speak nasally or through the nose; "In this part of the country, people tend to nasalize"
aspirate - pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds
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"
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.