enunciate

enunciate
[[t]ɪnʌ̱nsieɪt[/t]]
enunciates, enunciating, enunciated
1) VERB When you enunciate a word or part of a word, you pronounce it clearly. [FORMAL]

[V n] His voice was harsh as he enunciated each word carefully...

She enunciates very slowly and carefully.

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enunciation [[t]ɪnʌnsie͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

... his grammar always precise, his enunciation always perfect.

2) VERB When you enunciate a thought, idea, or plan, you express it very clearly and precisely. [FORMAL]

[V n] He was ever ready to enunciate his views to all who would listen.

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enunciation N-UNCOUNT

...the enunciation of grand moral principles.


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  • Enunciate — E*nun ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enunciated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enunciating}.] [L. enuntiatus, ciatus, p. p. of enuntiare, ciare. See {Enounce}.] 1. To make a formal statement of; to announce; to proclaim; to declare, as a truth. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enunciate — [ē nun′sē āt΄, inun′sē āt΄; ] also [, ē nun′shē āt, i nun′shēāt΄] vt. enunciated, enunciating [< L enuntiatus, pp. of enuntiare < e , out + nuntiare, to announce < nuntius, a messenger] 1. to state definitely; express in a systematic way …   English World dictionary

  • Enunciate — E*nun ci*ate, v. i. To utter words or syllables articulately. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enunciate — I verb accent, affirm, announce, annunciate, apprise, articulate, assert, asseverate, aver, declaim, declare, edicere, emit, enounce, explain, express, give expression, give utterance, indicare, inform, intonate, intone, make an announcement,… …   Law dictionary

  • enunciate — 1620s, declare, express, from L. enuntiatus, pp. of enuntiare speak out, say, express, assert; divulge, disclose, reveal, betray, from ex “out” (see EX (Cf. ex )) + nuntiare “to announce” (see NUNCIO (Cf. nuncio)). Or perhaps a back… …   Etymology dictionary

  • enunciate — pronounce, *articulate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • enunciate — [v] speak clearly affirm, announce, articulate, declare, deliver, develop, enounce, express, intone, lay down, modulate, outline, phonate, postulate, proclaim, promulgate, pronounce, propound, publish, say, show, sound, state, submit, utter,… …   New thesaurus

  • enunciate — ► VERB 1) say or pronounce clearly. 2) set out precisely or definitely. DERIVATIVES enunciation noun enunciator noun. ORIGIN Latin enuntiare announce clearly …   English terms dictionary

  • enunciate — UK [ɪˈnʌnsɪeɪt] / US [ɪˈnʌnsɪˌeɪt] verb Word forms enunciate : present tense I/you/we/they enunciate he/she/it enunciates present participle enunciating past tense enunciated past participle enunciated formal a) [intransitive/transitive] to… …   English dictionary

  • enunciate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin enuntiatus, past participle of enuntiare to report, declare, from e + nuntiare to report more at announce Date: 1623 transitive verb 1. a. to make a definite or systematic statement of b. announce, proc …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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