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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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 Her cheek bones are more pronounced and her chin is significantly more defined than in the photo of the star on the right in 2014. Fox News, "Celebrity face change mysteries...," 4 Aug. 2018 The effect is even more pronounced as velocity goes up. Staff,, "Nine Innings: Jason Heyward's Turning Point, Expansion Possibilities and Bryce Harper's Struggles," 18 June 2018 But the drop was more pronounced -- 13.7% -- from 2007, when Connecticut authorities started using the law more often -- to 2015. Jason Hanna, CNN, "Laws that remove firearms from those considered a safety risk reduce gun-related suicides, study finds," 5 June 2018 That makes your blood vessels look more pronounced, so the whites of your eyes take on a pink or red tinge. Korin Miller, SELF, "What Exactly Causes Red, Bloodshot Eyes?," 25 May 2018 Gervais' beaked whales have a slightly bulging forehead and a pronounced, narrow beak. National Geographic, "Exclusive: Rare, Mysterious Whales Filmed Professionally for the First Time," 9 Mar. 2018 Movies about teenagers are often filled with contrived excesses, but Mr. Burnham understands that some of the most pronounced extremes — the drama, the comedy, the horror — take place in that lonely room known as our heads. Bo Burnham, New York Times, "Review: All the Feels, Hurts and Laughs of ‘Eighth Grade’," 11 July 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 \

Kids Definition of pronounced

: very noticeable She was walking with a pronounced limp.

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