pro·​nounced | \ prə-ˈnau̇n(t)st How to pronounce pronounced (audio) \

Definition of pronounced

: strongly marked : decided a pronounced dislike

Other Words from pronounced

pronouncedly \ prə-​ˈnau̇n(t)-​səd-​lē How to pronounce pronounced (audio) , -​ˈnau̇n(t)st-​lē How to pronounce pronounced (audio) \ adverb

Examples of pronounced in a Sentence

He walked with a pronounced limp. The symptoms of the disease have become steadily more pronounced.
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1728, in the meaning defined above

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pro·​nounced | \ prə-ˈnau̇nst How to pronounce pronounced (audio) \

Kids Definition of pronounced

: very noticeable She was walking with a pronounced limp.

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