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

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

1728, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pronounced was in 1728

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“Pronounced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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: 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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