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pro·nounce

pronounce

 
 
pronunciation:
pr naUns
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: pronounces, pronouncing, pronounced
definition 1: to make the sounds of a word or the sound of a letter.
I'm sorry. I don't know how to pronounce your name.
synonyms:
say
definition 2: to state something officially.
"I now pronounce you husband and wife," said the judge.
synonyms:
declare
similar words:
announce
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derivations: pronounceable (adj.), pronouncer (n.)
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