pronouncement


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pro·nounce·ment

 (prə-nouns′mənt)
n.
1. A formal expression of opinion; a judgment.
2. An authoritative statement.
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pronouncement

(prəˈnaʊnsmənt)
n
1. an official or authoritative statement or announcement
2. the act of pronouncing, declaring, or uttering formally
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pro•nounce•ment

(prəˈnaʊns mənt)

n.
1. a formal or authoritative statement.
2. an opinion or decision.
3. act of pronouncing.
[1585–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pronouncement - an authoritative declarationpronouncement - an authoritative declaration  
declaration - a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
directive - a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; "the boss loves to send us directives"
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pronouncement

noun announcement, statement, declaration, judgment, decree, manifesto, proclamation, notification, edict, dictum, promulgation, pronunciamento the President's latest pronouncement about the protection of minorities
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pronouncement

noun
1. An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court:
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Translations
إعْلان، إصْدار حُكْم
prohlášení
domsafsigelseerklæringudtalelse
yfirlÿsing
resmî bildiri

pronouncement

[prəˈnaʊnsmənt] Ndeclaración f
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pronouncement

[prəˈnaʊnsmənt] n (= declaration) → déclaration f
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pronouncement

nErklärung f; (Jur, of sentence) → Verkündung f; to make a pronouncementeine Erklärung abgeben
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pronouncement

[prəˈnaʊnsmənt] ndichiarazione f
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pronounce

(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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References in classic literature ?
And ships are what men make them: this is a pronouncement of sailor wisdom, and, no doubt, in the main it is true.
Harvey and your Cabinet, but so far we are without any definite pronouncement,--at least, that is how my friend Mr.
He was suddenly back in the Milan, he saw the backward turn of her head, the almost wistful look in her eyes as she made her little pronouncement. She had broken her engagement.
It had been one of the amusements of Archer's youth to wait for this annual pronouncement of his mother's, and to hear her enumerate the minute signs of disintegration that his careless gaze had overlooked.
He had made no official pronouncement of the matter, but Lady Wetherby knew that he disapproved of her classical dancing.
"That settles it," was Brown's solemn pronouncement. "He won't eat it."
He turned short on his heel and began to walk up and down the room with an air of having disburdened himself of the final pronouncement of his life--of having said something on which he would not go back, even if he could.
The ship within the islands was much more easily accounted for; and just as we were about to rise from table he made his pronouncement. She was, he doubted not, a ship from home lately arrived.
And looking at her askance in the dusk, as she trod the deck that vaguely swayed, he recognised something in her air and port that matched such a pronouncement.
She stopped with her fingers on the handle of the door, as if she remembered that some sort of pronouncement was due from her.
The surer its pronouncements on this point, the surer may we be that morality is not speaking.
Examining these heterodox pronouncements a little more closely, however, we may possibly perceive their truth.