pro·​nounced | \ prə-ˈnau̇n(t)st \

Definition of pronounced

: strongly marked : decided a pronounced dislike

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pronouncedly \ prə-​ˈnau̇n(t)-​səd-​lē , -​ˈnau̇n(t)st-​lē \ adverb

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He walked with a pronounced limp. The symptoms of the disease have become steadily more pronounced.

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That effect will be even more pronounced in poorer countries like China, where meat consumption is clearly constrained by income and has been surging in recent years as the country gets richer. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The best thing you can do to stop climate change is to vote against Republicans," 27 Nov. 2018 And that concern was even more pronounced in battleground House districts that will decide the 2018 election. Aaron Blake,, "How Trump's trade war with China could go sideways on him," 8 July 2018 But nowhere is the decline more pronounced than Charlotte, which is shedding transit passengers faster than any of the other 50 largest cities, according to data from the Federal Transit Administration. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte has been losing transit riders faster than any other large U.S. city | Charlotte Observer," 1 May 2018 The fourth snore was noticeably less pronounced, and then all movement stopped. Michael Graczyk, The Seattle Times, "Man who killed newlywed during robbery executed in Texas," 11 Dec. 2018 Flavors become more pronounced when salt is added, and a dish can go from bad to good with just a little salt. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Forget the Spice Rack: These Chef-Approved Ingredients Are All the Seasoning You Need," 16 Aug. 2018 But in recent years, as the plight of the monarchs became more pronounced, communities, schools and gardeners began planting patches of milkweed along roads and public buildings and in backyards to give the butterfly a fighting chance. Calvin Woodward, Fox News, "A makeover for milkweed, for the sake of butterflies," 31 July 2018 The effect is even more pronounced in VR when all of your senses are focused entirely on this experience. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Tetris Effect is a glorious love letter to Tetris," 9 Nov. 2018 The alternative design featured a more pronounced V-neck with similar ruffles as the original, but lacked the signature lace down the front. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Fascinating Story Behind Duplicate Royal Wedding Dresses," 20 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of pronounced

1728, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pronounced

: very noticeable


pro·​nounced | \ prə-ˈnau̇nst \

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: very noticeable She was walking with a pronounced limp.

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