pronunciation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pronuntiatio, noun of action from perfect passive participle pronuntiatus, from verb pronuntiare (proclaim), from pro- for + nuntiare (announce).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən/
  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /pɹəˌnaʊnsiˈeɪʃən/ (nonstandard)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: pro‧nun‧ci‧a‧tion

Noun[edit]

pronunciation (countable and uncountable, plural pronunciations)

  1. (countable) The standard way in which a word is made to sound when spoken.
    What is the pronunciation of "hiccough"?
  2. (uncountable) The way in which the words of a language are made to sound when speaking.
    His Italian pronunciation is terrible.
  3. (countable) The act of pronouncing or uttering something.
    • 1831, Thomas Oughton, ‎James Thomas Law, Forms of Ecclesiastical Law (page 62)
      The second part is the sentence, which is the judge's pronunciation upon a cause depending between two in controversy.

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Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pronuntsjaˈtsjon/

Noun[edit]

pronunciation (plural pronunciationes)

  1. pronunciation
  2. pronunciation proclamation, manifest

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

pronunciation f (plural pronunciations)

  1. oration; speech; talk (act of expressing something verbally)
  2. pronunciation; pronouncement (of a verdict)
  3. pronunciation