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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In the north of England, the anti-Trump sentiment was not nearly as pronounced. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Trump starts UK leg amid scattered protests, Brexit divisions," 12 July 2018 The final group also favored blue, only slightly more pronounced. Kevin Acee,, "Padres find they can't turn all blue eyes brown, but ...," 14 July 2018 The air of familiarity is even more pronounced among new musicals, with all four of this year's Tony nominees — The Band's Visit, Frozen, Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants — adapted from film or TV properties, not for the first time. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "Broadway Hits Record $1.65 Billion Season Powered by Bruce Springsteen," 23 May 2018 Fire personnel pronounced Garabedian dead at the scene. Hudson Sangree, sacbee, "Bicyclist killed by driver on Arden Way identified as 31-year-old Sacramento man | The Sacramento Bee," 7 May 2018 The relationship never recovered, and mutual grievances have become much more pronounced with President Trump in office. Washington Post, "A U.S. diplomat killed a motorcyclist while driving in Pakistan, and it’s adding to bilateral tensions," 26 Apr. 2018 But the shortcomings of this office, and Trump's appointment process in general, are among the most pronounced in memory, according to presidential scholars. Author: Robert O'harrow Jr., Shawn Boburg, Anchorage Daily News, "Behind the chaos: Office that vets Trump appointees plagued by inexperience," 30 Mar. 2018 The opposite trend has been more pronounced among rural residents, with a notable shift after 2008. Emily Badger, New York Times, "Rural and Urban Americans, Equally Convinced the Rest of the Country Dislikes Them," 22 May 2018 The divide, according to the study, was even more pronounced among math majors. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "What's Stopping Female Jobseekers From Landing Interviews? Their 'A' Grades, Says Study," 3 May 2018

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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 \

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: very noticeable She was walking with a pronounced limp.

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