Simple Definition of enunciate
: to make a clear statement of (ideas, beliefs, etc.)
: to pronounce words or parts of words clearly
Full Definition of enunciate
enunciableplay \-ˈnən(t)-sē-ə-bəl, -ˈnən-ch(ē-)ə-\ adjective
enunciationplay \-ˌnən(t)-sē-ˈā-shən\ noun
enunciatorplay \-ˈnən(t)-sē-ˌā-tər\ noun
Examples of enunciate in a sentence
He set out to enunciate the basic principles of his system.
enunciate a basic set of beliefs
Children should be taught to enunciate clearly.
Origin and Etymology of enunciate
Latin enuntiatus, past participle of enuntiare to report, declare, from e- + nuntiare to report — more at announce
First Known Use: 1623
ENUNCIATE Defined for Kids
Definition of enunciate for Students
1 : to make known publicly
2 : to pronounce words or parts of words <“… Ole Golly sounded terribly proper and enunciated everything quite clearly …” — Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy>
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