Pro·nounce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pronounced p. pr. & vb. n. Pronounging ]
1. To utter articulately; to speak out or distinctly; to utter, as words or syllables; to speak with the proper sound and accent as, adults rarely learn to pronounce a foreign language correctly.
2. To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death.
Sternly he pronounced
The rigid interdiction. --Milton.
3. To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration.
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you. --Shak.
4. To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud.
The God who hallowed thee and blessed,
Pronouncing thee all good. --Keble.
Syn: -- To deliver; utter; speak. See Deliver.
Pro·nounced a. Strongly marked; unequivocal; decided.
Note: [A Gallicism]
[His] views became every day more pronounced. --Thackeray.
adj 1: strongly marked; easily noticeable; "walked with a marked
limp"; "a pronounced flavor of cinnamon" [syn: marked]
2: produced by the organs of speech