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From Anglo-Norman and Old French prononcement. Doublet of pronunciamento.


pronouncement (plural pronouncements)

  1. An official public announcement.
    The trial concluded with the pronouncement of a guilty verdict.
  2. An utterance.
    • July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises[1]
      Though Bane’s sing-song voice gives his pronouncements a funny lilt, he doesn’t have any of the Joker’s deranged wit, and Nolan isn’t interested in undercutting his seriousness for the sake of a breezier entertainment.
    • March 14, 2018, Roger Penrose writing in The Guardian, 'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary
      His pronouncements carried great authority, but his physical difficulties often caused them to be enigmatic in their brevity.