Definition of enunciate
enunciableplay \ē-ˈnən(t)-sē-ə-bəl, -ˈnən-ch(ē-)ə-\ adjective
enunciationplay \ē-ˌnən(t)-sē-ˈā-shən\ noun
enunciatorplay \ē-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.
Recent Examples of enunciate from the Web
Pruitt’s positions are very similar to what the president enunciated during the campaign.
The theory behind globalization was first enunciated in 1817, when the British banker David Ricardo outlined the concept of comparative advantage.
MALMÖ, Sweden—Pope Francis proposed a new set of contemporary Beatitudes here, adding environmentalism and ecumenism to the core set of Christian ideals such as meekness and mercy enunciated by Jesus in the Bible.
Mr. Ferrer said demonstrators in Havana assembled after the president’s speech to demand the rights Mr. Obama had enunciated.
R. P. is the opposite, usually, delivering his lines in galloping succession, enunciating every word, limbs stampeding, pushing his audience right up to the edge before hitting the climax and slowing to a trot.
In 2005 or 2015, that scene is still a police brutality coverup, enunciated with witheringly stark rhetoric.
Balmond puts on some Bach but continues talking over the rising strains of the music, his words clipped but perfectly enunciated.
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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 English Language Learners
Definition of enunciate for English Language Learners
: to make a clear statement of (ideas, beliefs, etc.)
: to pronounce words or parts of words clearly
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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