enunciate

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verb enun·ci·ate \ē-ˈnən(t)-sē-ˌāt\

Definition of enunciate

enunciated

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enunciating

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

  3. 2 :  articulate, pronounce enunciate all the syllables

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to utter articulate sounds

enunciable

play \ē-ˈnən(t)-sē-ə-bəl, -ˈnən-ch(ē-)ə-\ adjective

enunciation

play \ē-ˌnən(t)-sē-ˈā-shən\ noun

enunciator

play \ē-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.

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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


ENUNCIATE Defined for English Language Learners

enunciate

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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

enunciate

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verb enun·ci·ate \ē-ˈnən-sē-ˌāt\

Definition of enunciate for Students

enunciated

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enunciating

  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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