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v. pro·nounced, pro·nounc·ing, pro·nounc·es
a. To use the organs of speech to make heard (a word or speech sound); utter.
b. To say clearly, correctly, or in a given manner: learning to pronounce French; pronounced my name wrong.
2. To represent (a word) in phonetic symbols.
3. To declare officially or formally: pronounced the legislature to be in session; was pronounced dead on arrival.
1. To say words; speak.
2. To declare one's opinion; make a pronouncement: pronouncing on the issues of the day.

[Middle English pronouncen, from Old French prononcier, from Latin prōnūntiāre : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).]

pro·nounce′a·ble adj.
pro·nounc′er n.
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Adj.1.pronounceable - capable of being uttered or pronounced; "a pronounceable group of letters"
unpronounceable - impossible or difficult to pronounce correctly
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[prəˈnaʊnsəbl] ADJpronunciable
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[prəˈnaʊnsəbl] adjpronunciabile
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(prəˈnauns) verb
1. to speak (words or sounds, especially in a certain way). He pronounced my name wrongly; The `b' in `lamb' and the `k' in `knob' are not pronounced.
2. to announce officially or formally. He pronounced judgement on the prisoner.
proˈnounceable adjective
(negative unpronounceable) able to be pronounced.
proˈnounced adjective
noticeable; definite. He walks with a pronounced limp.
proˈnouncement noun
an announcement.
proˌnunciˈation (-nansi-) noun
the act, or a way, of saying a word etc. She had difficulty with the pronunciation of his name.
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