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

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He walked with a pronounced limp. The symptoms of the disease have become steadily more pronounced.
Recent Examples on the Web When compared to the average value from five years ago, that jump is even more pronounced, at 55%. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Dallas Cowboys top the Forbes list of world's most valuable franchises for sixth year in a row," 7 May 2021 Many astrophysical scenarios exist, however, where the effects of gravitational waves are far more pronounced. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, "Why 28 + 47 = 72, Not 75, For Black Holes," 5 May 2021 But the Bay Area exodus has been far more pronounced. Washington Post, "A churning Golden State on the eve of new population numbers," 24 Apr. 2021 The problem is more pronounced at lower income levels: 29% of Americans living below the federal poverty line say their personal finances worsened in the past year. Sarah Skidmore Sell,, "Poll: 38 million Americans worse off financially. ‘I am slowly getting back on my feet but am nowhere near where I was before COVID.’," 13 Apr. 2021 But with coronavirus cases much more prevalent at the end of 2020, the sense of danger became more pronounced. Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times, "Supermarket workers feel alone and unrecognized over COVID-19: ‘Is today the day I get the virus?’," 14 Feb. 2021 The need for more housing, meanwhile, became more pronounced. Globe Staff,, "Housing Choice brings the biggest changes to Massachusetts zoning laws in decades," 8 Feb. 2021 Rabbi David Silber argues that the patriarchal and matriarchal narrative reveals how fragmentation of families became more pronounced with each succeeding generation. Rabbi Avi Weiss,, "Vayeishev parsha: The best model of nation is family," 8 Dec. 2020 The older bias inherent in television’s demographics are even more pronounced on the shows that political campaigns tend to advertise on, West said. Bill Allison,, "Trump’s Losing the Ad War, Costing Him Older Voters," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pronounced

1728, in the meaning defined above

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“Pronounced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pronounced

: very noticeable


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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