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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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 Moreover, this effect is even more pronounced in people who already feel super busy. Samantha Boardman, Marie Claire, "How to Actually Get Through Your To-Do List," 28 Dec. 2018 Throughout the episode, Joan has slipped into a depression fueled by the revelation that Bette's performance is being lauded far above her own, and her drinking has become more pronounced as a coping strategy. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "8 Standout Moments From 'Feud: Bette and Joan' Episode 4," 27 Mar. 2017 The race for talent has been most pronounced in states like Iowa, where campaigns are competing for staff for the nation’s first presidential caucus of the 2020 race. Ken Thomas, WSJ, "Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Compete for Campaign Staff," 23 Dec. 2018 These tendencies may become more pronounced when someone is under stress or during other emotionally trying times, Frye says. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "9 Facts to Know About Narcissistic Personality Disorder Before Calling Someone a Narcissist," 8 Nov. 2018 Bomba’s resilient spirit has become more pronounced in the face of the island’s economic crisis and the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. New York Times, "Bomba: The Enduring Anthem of Puerto Rico," 7 July 2018 The trend of shifting consumer tastes from sedans and coupes to SUVs has been even more pronounced in 2017. Grant Suneson, USA TODAY, "Best-selling 2017 models: 15 cars so hot they’re sometimes out of stock," 20 Apr. 2018 Lupus is an autoimmune illness that manifests itself differently in each patient — in my case, the most pronounced symptoms are extreme fatigue, body pain, headaches, and photosensitivity. Caitlin Flynn, Allure, "7 Things You Shouldn't Say to Someone With a Chronic or Invisible Illness," 16 Oct. 2018

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1728, in the meaning defined above

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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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