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enunciate

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verb enun·ci·ate \ē-ˈnən(t)-sē-ˌāt\

Simple Definition of enunciate

  • : to make a clear statement of (ideas, beliefs, etc.)

  • : to pronounce words or parts of words clearly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of enunciate

enunciatedenunciating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to make a definite or systematic statement of b :  announce, proclaim <enunciated the new policy>

  3. 2 :  articulate, pronounce <enunciate all the syllables>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to utter articulate sounds

enunciable play \-ˈnən(t)-sē-ə-bəl, -ˈnən-ch(ē-)ə-\ adjective
enunciation play \-ˌnən(t)-sē-ˈā-shən\ noun
enunciator play \-ˈnən(t)-sē-ˌā-tər\ noun

Examples of enunciate in a sentence

  1. He set out to enunciate the basic principles of his system.

  2. enunciate a basic set of beliefs

  3. Children should be taught to enunciate clearly.



Origin of enunciate

Latin enuntiatus, past participle of enuntiare to report, declare, from e- + nuntiare to report — more at announce


First Known Use: 1623

Rhymes with enunciate

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ENUNCIATE Defined for Kids

enunciate

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verb enun·ci·ate \ē-ˈnən-sē-ˌāt\

Definition of enunciate for Students

enunciatedenunciating

  1. 1 :  to make known publicly

  2. 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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