pro·​nounce·​ment | \ prə-ˈnau̇n(t)s-mənt How to pronounce pronouncement (audio) \

Definition of pronouncement

1 : a usually formal declaration of opinion
2 : an authoritative announcement

Examples of pronouncement in a Sentence

He made some important pronouncements on government policy.
Recent Examples on the Web The pronouncement that the only unenumerated rights that present-day American women possess are those that existed in the deep roots of our history leaves modern women as perpetually second-class citizens. Annette Gordon-reed, The New York Review of Books, 9 May 2022 To those of you that are seriously immersed in the AI field, none of this foregoing pronouncement is surprising or raises any eyebrows. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 5 May 2022 In the four months since Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' pronouncement, the party's base has come disillusioned with its leaders, fracturing over party priorities and how to find the best candidates to put forward. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Apr. 2022 But last month, the finance ministry said the conditions this year were not suitable for expanding the pilot property tax plan, a pronouncement seen as an effort to spur home buying. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2022 Sometimes a performance from a young up-and-comer feels like such a pronouncement of a major talent that the Academy simply has to recognize it. Brian Tallerico, Rolling Stone, 8 Feb. 2022 The Florida Department of Health declined to comment immediately on Ladapo's pronouncement but said the agency would make a more complete statement later Monday. NBC News, 7 Mar. 2022 Within hours of the pronouncement, Goldman Sachs revised lower its outlook for 2022 U.S. economic growth. Fortune, 20 Dec. 2021 Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines told House Intelligence that Moscow hasn’t made such a pronouncement since the 1960s. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pronouncement

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 May 2022

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“Pronouncement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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pro·​nounce·​ment | \ prə-ˈnau̇ns-mənt How to pronounce pronouncement (audio) \

Kids Definition of pronouncement

: an official or solemn statement


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