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

Definition of pronounced

: strongly marked : decided a pronounced dislike

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pronouncedly \ prə-​ˈnau̇n(t)-​səd-​lē How to pronounce pronouncedly (audio) , -​ˈnau̇n(t)st-​lē How to pronounce pronouncedly (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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As participants become more empowered, the natural tensions between their goals and those of the researchers become more pronounced. Heidi Ledford, Scientific American, "A Question of Control," 16 May 2019 But the seasonal rise is even more pronounced thanks to flooding in the Midwest and dwindling oil production out of Venezuela. Dan Molinski, WSJ, "Gasoline Prices Creep Toward $3 a Gallon," 1 Apr. 2019 Nowhere is this more pronounced than the Rio Grande Valley Sector, headquartered in McAllen, Texas — the busiest Border Patrol sector in the nation for apprehending undocumented immigrants. Rick Jervis, USA TODAY, "'It's a game of hide-and-seek': A look at how Border Patrol apprehends illegal immigrants," 21 June 2018 Major and his colleagues found a pronounced decrease in electron concentration—a loss of ionization—in the ionosphere around the time of the air raids, likely due to a heating effect of the shockwaves produced by the bombings. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "World War II bombings weakened upper atmosphere at edge of space," 25 Sep. 2018 Some of the company’s biggest holdings have now declined so sharply that the impact on its fourth-quarter earnings could be more pronounced than in the past. Michael Rapoport, WSJ, "Stock Selloff Could Hit Berkshire Hathaway in More Ways Than One," 5 Jan. 2019 Geodesic Domes, for example, pairs Banhez ensemble with cognac, fresh pineapple, and green cardamom (among other ingredients) for a complex, barely smoky drink with a pronounced pineapple flavor and very dry finish. Julia Thiel, Chicago Reader, "Booze / Food & Drink Todos Santos is a mezcaleria, hold the tequila," 27 Feb. 2018 The end-of-an-era feeling becomes even more pronounced with AT&T’s new ownership of HBO. John Koblin, New York Times, "Emmy Nominations 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ and Netflix Lead the Way," 13 July 2018 The Western influence is more pronounced toward the end of the exhibition as large full frontal portraits of kings in the Western tradition replace miniature paintings. Sharmila Mukherjee, The Seattle Times, "SAM’s ‘Peacock in the Desert’ opens the doors of our perception to the marvelous," 2 Jan. 2019

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1728, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pronounced

: very noticeable


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

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: very noticeable She was walking with a pronounced limp.

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